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Carrot and Cardamom Cupcake Recipe

 


Lightly spiced and topped with a creamy citrus mascarpone frosting, these delightful cupcakes are just the thing when you need a treat.  They’re not too sweet, but offer just the right combination of crunch, crumble, spice, sweetness, and creaminess-plus that little hint of naughtiness that a cupcake should always have.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • grated peel of 1 unwaxed orange
  • seeds from 5 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped

To Decorate:

  • 2/3 mascarpone
  • finely grated peel of 1 unwaxed orange
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

a 12-cup cupcake pan, lined with paper liners, makes 12

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Put the sugar in a bowl and break up using the back of a fork, then beat in the oil and eggs.  Stir in the orange peel, crushed cardamom seeds, and ginger, then sift the flour into the mixture and fold in, followed by the carrot and nuts.

Spoon the mixture into the paper liners and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To decorate, beat the mascarpone, orange peel, lemon juice, and sugar together in a bowl and spread over the cupcakes.

 

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