Ideal as an Easter treat and great to do with the kids over the holidays, these carrot cupcakes will be popular with more than just the Easter bunny!

  • Feeds 12Feeds 12
  • Ready in 50 minutes


  • 180g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 Co-op British eggs
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 200g Co-op self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 250g Co-op British carrots, grated
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 100g Co-op unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g Co-op light cream cheese
  • 75g pack Co-op gummy carrots


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4
  2. Line a 12-hole muffin or cupcake tin with paper cases
  3. Beat together the sugar and eggs until fluffy, then slowly add the oil while whisking, until well combined
  4. Sift and fold in half the flour, add the mixed spice, then sift and fold in the rest
  5. Stir in the carrot and half of the orange zest
  6. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 mins, until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  7. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  8. Meanwhile, beat the butter until soft
  9. Add the icing sugar, and whisk until smooth and fluffy
  10. Add the cream cheese and remaining orange zest, and beat until just combined
  11. Pipe or spoon on the icing and decorate with a gummy carrot on top of each cake.

Each serving contains

  • Energy 21% 1754kj 419kcal
  • Fat 31% 21.7g
  • Saturates 35% 7g
  • Sugar 31% 37g
  • Salt 31% 0.3g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 51g