Halloween Carrot Muffins: Great For Halloween Night

Halloween Carrot Muffins: Great For Halloween Night.

Hello friends. Fancy making some Halloween Carrot Muffins?

Halloween Carrot Muffins: Great For Halloween Night

Preparation: 20mins
Cooking: 25mins

Makes 12

You Will Need:

200g/7oz soft light brown sugar

200ml/7floz sunflower oil

2 medium eggs

200g/7oz plain flour

2.5ml/1/2 tsp baking powder

2.5ml/1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

pinch of salt

5ml/1 tsp ground cinnamon

200g/7oz carrots, peeled and grated

50g/2oz walnut pieces, chopped

5ml/1 tsp vanilla essence

Halloween Carrot Muffins: Great For Halloween Night

For The Icing:

225g/ icing sugar, sifted

25g/1oz unsalted butter

75g/3oz chilled full fat cream cheese

food colouring and writing icing


1.) Preheat the oven to 170C/Fan 150C/325F/Gas Mark 3. Line a deep 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2.) Place the sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl, then beat together with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and thickened. 

3.) Sift over the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon then fold in until well mixed. 

4.) Fold in the carrots, walnuts and vanilla essence.

5.) Divide the mixture between the paper cake cases and bake in the middle of the oven for 25mins or until golden, risen and the middle bounces back when lightly pressed. 

6.) Leave to cool in the tin for 5mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For The Icing :

1.) Use an electric whisk to beat the icing sugar and butter together in a large bowl until fluffy. 

2.) Add the cream cheese and briefly beat together again until just combined. 

3.) Don’t overbeat or it will become runny. 

4.) Spread the icing over the muffins, then let the kids go mad icing the cakes with spooky characters.

Freezing Instructions:

Un-iced these muffins freeze well. 

Once cool pack them into a freezer proof container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. 

Thaw at room temperature for about 1 hour, then ice as instructed.

Recipe and photo credits – British Carrots website.

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Claire Justine
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  1. Shona Wood
    28th October 2012 / 5:24 pm

    They look delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  2. Winnie
    28th October 2012 / 5:38 pm

    Gorgeous muffins!Very cute topping – I love it 🙂

  3. 28th September 2019 / 1:09 pm

    I love a carrot cake, so this is right up my street (one of my 5 a day right?!)

  4. 30th September 2019 / 8:29 am

    YUM! Sounds tasty!! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 2 for All Things Halloween. Shared.

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