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Frosted Carrot Buns

Recipe author: EAT SMARTER
Frosted Carrot Buns
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269
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55 min.
Preparation
easy
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Ingredients

for 15 cakes
For the cupcakes
2
¾ cup
superfine caster sugar
cup
1 ¾ cups
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 pinch
ground Cloves
2
carrots (grated)
1 teaspoon
For the icing (frosting)
2 cups
4 teaspoons
hot water
2 drops
For the decoration
40
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Preparation steps

Step 1/7
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place 15 paper cases in bun tins.
Step 2/7
Put the eggs, sugar and oil in a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Step 3/7
Gently fold in the flour, spices, grated carrot and vanilla extract, until thoroughly combined.
Step 4/7
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 5/7
For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in the hot water and food colouring, to make a thick, smooth icing. Spread on top of the cakes.
Step 6/7
Heat the grill. Place the cashew nuts under the hot grill until just browned. Allow to cool.
Step 7/7
Place on top of the iced cakes.