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Carrot Mug Cakes

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

2 minutes 30 seconds




  • 6 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 70g carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For cream cheese icing

  • 30g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 50g butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Lightly brush the inside of 2 large mugs with vegetable oil and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
  3. Stir in grated carrot and walnuts.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, milk and oil, mix until well combined.
  5. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared mugs.
  6. Microwave on High for 2 minutes 30 seconds or until risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.

For the cream cheese icing

  1. Beat the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale and creamy.
  2. Smooth icing onto the top of the mug cakes, sprinkle with walnuts and serve.
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