Carrot Cake Butterscotch Cupcakes for Easter

Carrot cake cupcakes topped with whipped cream and sprinkles and filled with creamy butterscotch sauce.

12-14 servings

Ingredients

240ml (8fl oz) milk

2 tbsp lemon juice

60ml (2fl oz) corn oil

120ml (4fl oz) maple syrup

1 tsp essence

170g (6oz) gluten-free flour

130g (4.5oz) ground almonds

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp cinnamon

100g (3.5oz) carrot, peeled and grated

60g (2oz) mixed raisins

20g (0.7oz) grated

For the center:

100g (3.5oz) butterscotch sauce

For the frosting:

400ml (14fl oz) tin whipping cream

Sprinkles

How to prepare

The night before, chill the whipped cream.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fans)/350°F/Gas 4 and line a muffin pan with muffin cases.

Stir together the milk and lemon juice in a large mixing basin and set aside for 5 minutes to ‘curdle.’ Now, combine the corn oil, maple syrup, and extract in a mixing bowl.

Sift in the flour, then whisk in the ground almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and cinnamon until the mixture is smooth.

Combine the carrot, raisins, and desiccated in a mixing bowl.

Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, divide the batter among the cupcake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until risen, golden, and an inserted spear comes out clean.

Place on a wire rack to cool. In the meantime, create the frosting by beating the whipping cream until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes on a high speed).

Remove a little portion of the cupcakes’ center and fill it with some of the butterscotch sauce. Pipe or spoon the frosting on top, then garnish with more butterscotch sauce and sprinkles. Refrigerate in an airtight jar for 3-4 days, allowing to come to room temperature before serving.

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