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Carrot Cupcakes with Edible Flowers

Carrot Cupcakes with Edible Flowers

Looking for new cupcake recipes? Try these carrot cupcakes topped with cream icing and decorated with edible flowers.

17 June, 2018
Average: 1.8 (24 votes)

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 45 MIN


175 g, caster (superfine)
Sunflower oil
150 ml
All purpose flour
200 g, self-raising
2 tsp
1 tsp
2, coarsely grated
Vanilla extract
1 tsp, extract
1, finely grated zest
50 g, 55% fat
Icing sugar
225 g, sifted
Vanilla extract
2 tsp, extract
2 - 3 tbsp, very hot
Edible Flowers
e. g. borage, cornflowers, etc.


How to prepare delicious Carrot Cupcakes with Edible Flowers

For the cupcakes

Heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4.

Place 15 paper cases in bun tins.

Put the eggs, sugar and sunflower oil in a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Gently fold in the flour, mixed spices, grated carrot, vanilla extract and the orange zest, until thoroughly combined.

Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown.

Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the cream icing

Beat the cream, icing sugar and vanilla with the hot water until thick, smooth and spreadable.

Spread the icing on top of each cupcake and decorate with edible flowers.

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