Carrot Cake Cupcakes


20 mins


25 mins



Low FODMAP serve


What’s better than carrot cake? Mini carrot cakes! A great picnic dish, these low FODMAP Carrot Cake Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser.


What you'll need

For the cupcakes

almond milk

1 cup almond milk

apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


¼ cup butter

brown sugar

½ cup brown sugar

caster sugar

¼ cup caster sugar

Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour

2 cups Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour

baking soda

2 teaspoon baking powder

ground cinnamon

½ tablespoon ground cinnamon


180g shredded carrot


100g walnuts


1 pinch salt

vanilla essence

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the icing

ricotta cheese

70g smooth ricotta


30g butter

icing sugar

2 ½ cups icing sugar

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C fan forced and grease a standard muffin tray.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, peel and shred the carrots and roughly chop the walnuts

Step 4

Add the melted butter and sugars to the milk mixture and stir to combine.

Step 5

Sift in the flours and cinnamon, and add the salt and vanilla. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.

Step 6

Add the shredded carrot and chopped walnuts and fold through until evenly incorporated.

Step 7

Divide the mixture between 10 holes of the muffin tray and bake for 25 minutes or until cupcakes have shrunk in slightly from the edges of the tray and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Step 8

Turn the cupcakes out onto a wire rack to cool.

Step 9

To prepare the icing, place the butter and ricotta in a large mixing bowl and cream together using an electric whisk.

Step 10

Add the icing sugar and whisk until a smooth buttercream forms.

Step 11

Spread or pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.

Recipe developed by Lindsay Fordham @thatlofolife

*Recipe approved by FODMAP Friendly to the recommended serving size as appropriate for a low FODMAP diet

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