Carrot, ginger and walnut cupcakes

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Carrot ginger and walnut cupcake with fluffly white icing
Carrot ginger and walnut cupcake with fluffly white icing
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These fluffy carrot, ginger and walnut cupcakes are not only scrumptious but they'll take less than half an hour to prepare and cook - quick, easy and delicious!


For the cupcakes:
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 270g caster sugar
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 450g grated carrots
  • 100g walnuts chopped whole walnuts for decoration

Cream cheese lime frosting:

  • 65g soft butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 100g cream cheese

The key to carrot cake success is to put lots of flavour into the mixture, like ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Beat the eggs and the sugar until pale and fluffy.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients and fold into the egg mixture. Stir in the oil, carrots and coarsely chopped walnuts.
  4. Put paper cases in a muffin tin and pour in the mixture until the cases are two-thirds full. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1215 minutes. Leave to cool.
  5. Make the frosting by mixing together the ingredients until creamy. Spread the frosting on top of the cupcakes and decorate each one with a whole walnut.

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Amanda Choo

yummy, my partner really loves it. I added chopped stem ginger too as we both love ginger and it tasted great


yum yum! they were delish! they made double the amount that it suggested but i'm not complaining............

Tina Shontz

This sounds yummy! But for the record, that's not a whole walnut on top, it's a half.

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