Little carrot cakes with orange & honey syrup BBC Good Food team
Little carrot cakes with orange & honey syrup BBC Good Food team
  • 150ml sunflower oil, plus a little for the tin

    Sunflower oil

    İçindekiler

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced (save the juice for the syrup)

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren’t necessarily orange – some varieties are…

  • 2 large eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50g natural yogurt
  • 200g carrots, about 2 large ones, peeled and grated

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

For the syrup and icing

  • 50ml runny honey, plus extra to drizzle (optional)

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it’s…

  • 150g mascarpone
  • 100g thick natural yogurt
  • 75g icing sugar, sieved
  • edible flowers or extra orange zest, to decorate
  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and oil a 12-hole muffin tin, or line it with muffin cases. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, flour, bicarb, mixed spice and orange zest. Whisk together the eggs, oil and yogurt, then stir into the dry ingredients along with the grated carrots. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, or divide between the cases, if using, then bake for 20-22 mins until a skewer inserted in to the middle comes out clean. Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack and leave them to cool a little.

  2. Meanwhile, to make the syrup, heat the honey and orange juice in a pan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for a minute until syrupy. Spoon a few tsp over each cake while still warm, then leave to cool completely. For the icing, mix the mascarpone, yogurt and icing sugar until just combined (if you over-mix, it will become runny). Use a palette or cutlery knife to swirl the icing on top of the cakes, drizzle with a little more honey, if you like, and decorate with edible flowers or orange zest.

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