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Mini Carrot Cakes With Cream Cheese And Vanilla Frosting

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Individual carrot cakes, delicately flavoured with Cinnamon and topped with a delicious Vanilla flavoured cream cheese topping. Ideal for fun baking with the children.
Ingredients
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Soft light brown sugar 100 Gram (4 Ounce)
  Ground almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Orange zest 1 Tablespoon
  Self rising flour 100 Gram (4 Ounce)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon (Schwartz)
  Carrot 1 Medium, grated
  Vanilla pod 1 Teaspoon (Schwartz)
  Low fat cheese 175 Gram (6 Ounce)
  Clear honey 2 Teaspoon
Directions

METHOD

STEP 1 Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4.

STEP 2 Whisk the egg whites in a large, clean bowl until stiff. Set aside.

STEP 3 Put the egg yolks, sugar and ground almonds into a bowl and whisk until thick and light. Stir in the orange zest.

STEP 4 Sift together the flour and Cinnamon and fold into the mixture with the grated carrots.

STEP 5 Fold a spoonful of the egg whites into the mixture to loosen and then gently fold in the remaining egg white. Spoon into muffin cases and bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

STEP 6 Leave to cool in the cases for about 30 minutes.

STEP 7 Split the Vanilla Pod in half lengthways and carefully remove the seeds with a small sharp knife. Add the seeds to the cheese and honey and beat together. Spread over the cakes. Decorate with fondant icing carrots.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Carrot
Restriction: 
Pregnancy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Bite sized mini carrot cakes are dainty little treats that can win over palates with little effort. Loved by kids and adults it is a recipe that incorporates hearty warm flavors of the orange zest and cinnamon with the goodness of carrots. The icing on the top, literally, is a delectable honey and cream cheese which just kicks it up a notch.

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