Expats.cz Weekend Recipe

This week - Carrot Cupcakes by Olga

Expats.cz Staff Jason Pirodsky

Written by Expats.cz StaffJason Pirodsky Published on 15.10.2010 16:13:13 (updated on 15.10.2010) Reading time: 2 minutes

Expats.cz Team members share the best recipes for you to try over the weekend.


Carrot Cupcakes

by Olga 

Why Olga likes this recipe: “When I was in Brighton visiting a friend who is a passionate cook, I went through her collection of cook books and one of them was a cupcake recipe book. All pictures in this book just scream “eat me” at me! I bought it the very next day and it has been my favorite cook book since.” Strap on your apron, here we go:


Preparation time

20 minutes  (add another 10 minutes if you grate the carrots by hand)

Cooking time
25-30 minutes

230g carrot peeled and grated
130g chopped raisins (optional)
2 eggs
130g sugar
120ml corn oil (Billa has it)
Half tea spoon vanilla extract (Marks & Spencer)
Grated zest of 1 orange
120g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation method

Pre heat to 160C (fan) / 180C. Mix the grated carrots and raisins in large bowl, put aside.  In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 minutes. Add Oil, vanilla extract, and Orange zest. Beat well. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into a separate bowl. Gradually add these ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.  Pour into bowl with carrots and raisins…. Mix well. Spoon mixture into cupcake cases (3/4 full).  Bake for 25 minutes, they should be spongy to the touch. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing for tin.

Orange Lučina Icing
280g Lučina (cream cheese)
200g icing sugar (you can buy it at Marks & Spencer)
100g butter (at room temperature)
Grated zest of half an orange

Put ingredients in a bowl and beat well for 5 minutes. Ice cupcakes when cool.

Little carrots for decoration handmade – orange and green marzipan

Makes 12 cupcakes 

Next week wait for Veronika’s delicious Beer Strüdel.



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