Carrot Muffins Recipe – Halloween

Halloween Carrot Muffins

Preparation: 20mins
Cooking: 25mins

Makes 12


200g/7oz soft light brown sugar

200ml/7floz sunflower oil

2 medium eggs

200g/7oz plain flour

2.5ml/1/2 tsp baking powder

2.5ml/1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

pinch of salt

5ml/1 tsp ground cinnamon

200g/7oz carrots, peeled and grated

50g/2oz walnut pieces, chopped

5ml/1 tsp vanilla essence

For the icing:

225g/ icing sugar, sifted

25g/1oz unsalted butter

75g/3oz chilled full fat cream cheese

food colouring and writing icing

1. Preheat the oven to 170C/Fan 150C/325F/Gas Mark 3. Line a deep 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Place the sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl, then beat together with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and thickened. Sift over the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon then fold in until well mixed. Fold in the carrots, walnuts and vanilla essence.

3. Divide the mixture between the paper cake cases. Bake in the middle of the oven for 25mins or until golden, risen and the middle bounces back when lightly pressed. Leave to cool in the tin for 5mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. For the icing: Use an electric whisk to beat the icing sugar and butter together in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the cream cheese and briefly beat together again until just combined. Don’t overbeat or it will become runny. Spread the icing over the muffins, then let the kids go mad icing the cakes with spooky characters.

Freezing instructions:

Un-iced these muffins freeze well. Once cold pack them into a freezer proof container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about 1 hour, then ice as instructed.

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  1. @goriami October 24, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    I’ve bookmarked this! Have been looking for mini carrot cake recipe and now I’ve found one! These look YUMMY to! x

  2. Harry's Honest Mummy October 27, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    I would make these regardless of whether it was Halloween, and I know H would be a willing participant, especially where icing is concerned! Great recipe. #TheListLinky

  3. Mrs Lighty October 28, 2017 / 11:53 am

    These look yum! We’ve recently mad pumpkin muffins but I think we ought to try these too! Thank you for linking this to #DreamTeam!

  4. ohmummymia October 29, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    I love carrot cake so I need to try those spooky muffins as well! #DreamTeam

  5. Rosie Doal October 1, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    My husband loves carrot cakes so this is a great recipe for me to try out for him x #AnythingGoes

  6. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... October 27, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Carrot usually makes cakes so moist and tasty, and how great that these can be frozen as well! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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