Vegan MoFo 13: Carrots and almonds cupcakes with lime and ginger glaze

Carrots and almonds is always a perfect combo, as well as lime and ginger. These cupcakes are extremely easy to make with a delicate spicy flavour.
I do suggest to squeeze carefully the carrots, otherwise the batter would become too liquid. Besides carrots juice is delicious and you can drink it while making the cupcakes.

Too many sweet recipes these days, I’ll come back with a savory one.

carrot and almond cupcakes with lime and ginger glaze
Ingredients (makes 10 cupcakes)

For the batter
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup rice milk at room temperature
1/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cup carrots grated and squeezed
1/4 cup almond minced
orange zest

For the lime and ginger glaze
1 cup caster sugar
2 lime juice
1 cm ginger minced

For the decoration
10 slices of lime
orange zest

Preheat the oven to 180°.

Start by grating and carefully squeezing carrots. This procedure doesn’t allow the carrots juice to make the batter too liquid.
For the batter whisk in a bowl rice milk and canola oil. In another bowl measure out flour, caster sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and salt.
Add dry ingredients to the wet and whisk until smooth. Incorporate carrots and scoop the batter into cupcake pans. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool completely.

For the glaze put in a pan sugar, lime juice, ginger and bring to a boil. Simmer until thick.

Spread the lime and ginger glaze on the top of each cupcake and garnish with lime slices and orange zest.

  1. Never too many sweet recipes ;-)! But still, the savory ones are so creative.

  2. Heidie Makes said:

    I love lemon!

  3. narf77 said:

    You are right about carrots and almonds and I love the idea of adding ginger as well. I found a recipe for a vegan chai cake the other day and chai spices might be lovely with these cupcakes also…maybe use grated pumpkin instead of carrot… I think I just invented a whole new cupcake! 😉

  4. Abby's Kitchen said:

    Please make me some gluten free cupcakes 😉 Your cupcakes look amazing!!

  5. mihl said:

    That is a wonderful combination of flavours!

  6. Hello fellow Vegan Mofo’er 🙂

    Love your Carrots and Almonds Cupcakes and would like to link to your recipe on the Vegan Mofo round up post on my blog this Friday.
    Nice to meet you btw.

    P.S. Connect with me on Facebook (CandidaDietPlan), @candidadiettips on Twitter and Sandra Boehner on Pinterest so you see when the post goes live 😉

    • Sandra, nice to meet you and thank you for having chosen my carrots and almonds cupcakes.

      I’m already your follower on Facebook and like your page a lot:)

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