Sunday, 10 July 2011

Carrot Cake Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I have baked carrot muffins a few times but have not found a recipe that I really like, not until now. I am using a recipe from Smitten Kitchen and it is definitely a keeper. It is very moist and light. I reduced the amount of sugar and added some sultanas. My kids loved them even without the frosting and it is a great way of having them eating their vegetables.

Since I have leftover cream cheese seating in the fridge, I made the frosting as well. It's a lovely frosting with a hint of maple but I will probably omit the maple syrup next time mostly because I am so used to having carrot cake with plain cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Cake Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Makes 12 muffins


1 cups self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cups + 1 tbsp canola oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups grated peeled carrots
1/2 cup sultanas

80 gr cream cheese, softened
40 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Line 12 muffin molds with papers, or butter and flour them.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl to blend. Whisk sugar and oil in large bowl until well blended. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time. Add flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in carrots and sultanas. Divide batter among muffin molds, filling 3/4 of each.
  • Bake muffins 18 to 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Let cool in pans for five minutes or so, then transfer cakes to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before icing them.
  • For the frosting, beat all the ingredients on medium until fluffy. Chill the frosting for 10 to 20 minutes, until it has set up enough to spread smoothly.

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