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Carrot cake muffins

7
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7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
A little bit of what you fancy does you good – so enjoy one of these wholesome muffins – and freeze what you don’t need.

Ingredients

White Self Raising Flour

250 g, (9oz)

Baking powder

2 teaspoons, level

Bicarbonate of Soda

1 teaspoons, level

Salt

½ teaspoons

Muscovado Sugar

110 g, light, (4oz) or soft brown sugar

Egg, whole, raw

2 medium, raw

Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoons, level

Skimmed Milk

175 ml, (6fl oz)

Margarine, Soft

50 g, (1 3/4oz), melted and cooled

Carrots, raw

225 g, (8oz), finely grated

Raisins

50 g, (1 3/4oz)To serve:

Medium fat soft cheese

150 g, (5 1/2oz)

Icing Sugar

2 teaspoons, level

Orange(s)

1 zest(s) of 1, 1 tsp finely grated orange rind

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190°C/fan oven 170°C. Line a 12 hole bun tin with paper bun cases.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, milk and melted margarine together. Stir in the grated carrots and raisins. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the bun cases (they will be quite full). Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until risen and firm. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Beat the soft cheese, icing sugar and orange rind together. Serve with the muffins.

Notes

The secret of successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing.

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