Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recipe :: Organic/Vegan Carrot Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Hi lovelies! I've been meaning to post the recipe I mentioned here about the raw and super-healthy (!)  carrot cupcakes, so here it is - enjoy!

Prep time: 20 mins
Makes: about 12

1.5 cups Carrot pulp (from juiced carrots)
1/2 cup Almond meal (I used almond pulp leftover from almond milk I made)
1/3 cup Coconut flour
1/3 cup  Walnuts
1/2 cup  Raisins 
Medjool dates (I added these for extra flavour)
1-2 tbsp Coconut oil (I added this to the recipe as it needed some moisture. Add more if you think it needs it)
1 tsp Lemon zest
1 tbsp Dessicated coconut (I added this to bind and improve the consistency)
1 tsp Stevia powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Vanilla bean powder

Lemon frosting:
1/4 cup  Cashews
1/3 cup Lemon juice
2.5 tbsp  Coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp Agave syrup (I used rice bran syrup instead as it does not contain fructose)
1/2 tsp Stevia powder

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and massage together to belnd. Shape into 1-2 tbsp sized balls and lightly press into fairy cake moulds (or cupcake patty papers). Set in the fridge until ready to frost.

Lemon frosting:
In a small blender (I used a Magic Bullet), process the cashews into a flour. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for a few seconds. The frosting should have the consistency of yoghurt. Using a teaspoon, spoon the frosting over the top of each cake and smooth over the sides with a spoon. Decorate each cake with a walnut or leftover raisins. Place in the fridge until ready to eat.

Rachel xo


  1. These look amazing! I'm always looking for good vegan recipes. Newest follower, btw!

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe! I can't wait to make them over the Easter long weekend!

    Have a lovely Easter break.

    Amanda xo

  3. You definitely had me at lemon frosting! (the sweet citrusy tangy flavor is my weakness!) How great that you paired it with carrot cake, yum!

  4. You have no idea how hungry reading this recipe made me. They look amazing!

  5. Yum, these look so good! I love how you added lemon frosting, sounds so delicious. x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}