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Carrot Cake Muffins

Submitted by Angel 11 June 2009

These muffins seem extra special with the icing, though the icing is optional, of course! Just as nice, without the icing if you want to be extra good, though so easy to do! These are so moist and delicious, and they don’t taste at all like carrots! These have much less sugar and oil than traditional carrot cake. From Susan Reimer’s ‘Muffins Fast & Fantastic’.



10oz (280g) Plain Flour,1 Teaspoon (5ml) baking powder,1 Teaspoon (5ml) Bicarbonate of Soda,½ Teaspoon (2.5ml) salt (I left this out),2 Teaspoons (10ml) ground cinnamon,1 egg,2-3floz (60-90ml) milk or water,2 Tablespoons (30ml) honey,4-5oz (110-140g) fine white granulated sugar or light soft brown sugar,12oz (340g) Approximately 2 large carrots finely grated (or chopped in a food processor),1 Teaspoon (5ml) Vanilla Essence,3 Fl oz (90ml) vegetable oil or 3 oz butter melted,2-3 oz (60-85g) chopped walnuts or raisins optional. (I tried raisins which are nice make the muffins moist),,Icing. (Traditional Carrot Cake style) optional:,,2 oz (60g) cream cheese softened at room temperature,4oz (110g) icing sugar sifted,½ teaspoon 92.5ml) vanilla essence/flavouring.,,


1. Prepare muffins tins.
2. Pre-heat oven to 375-400F or 190-200C or
Gas Mark 5-6.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon.
4. In a separate bowl, beat egg with a fork.
Add milk/water, honey, sugar, carrot and vanilla, followed by oil/melted butter, stir well.
5. Pour all of liquid mixture into dry. Stir just until combined, adding walnuts/raisins during the final stir, don’t over stir.
6. Spoon into the muffin cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until tops spring back when pressed gently. Allow muffins to cool before icing. Stir icing ingredients together until blended add ½ teaspoon milk if needed.


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