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Carrot Muffins with Orange Icing


Super moist carrot muffins with perfect orange icing… it sounds like a great dessert! Plus, you can make them quickly using just one bowl. Simply carrot cake flavour in the muffin size, perfect on-the-go treat. 🙂

How to keep carrot muffins extra moist?

  • Use only freshly grated carrots! Do not use ready pre-shredded carrots from the store as they will not give extra moisture to the batter.
  • Use the right amount of vegetable oil even it seems like too much. Oil will help to keep the batter really moist and soft.
  • Do not over-bake the muffins. To make sure they are baked well use toothpick – inserted in the middle of muffin should come out clean.

Carrot muffins with orange icing

Course: Dessert, BreakfastDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • Carrot muffins:
  • 2 cups freshly grated carrots (about 4 medium carrots)

  • 1,5 cup plain flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Orange icing:
  • 3 tsp finely grated orange peel

  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 1800C.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients shortly: oil, carrot, vanilla extract and eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients: the sifted flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and spices. Mix until ingredients are well combined.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper or silicone cupcake liners (or grease well with cooking spray).
  • Fill muffin liners (2/3 full).
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • In a meantime prepare the orange icing: put orange peel and juice into small bowl, then gradually add powdered sugar until icing is nice and thick.
  • Remove muffins from the oven, cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Drizzle with orange icing and enjoy!


  • Use eggs that are at room temperature. They will mix more easily into the batter and won’t cool it down.
  • Use only freshly grated carrots (don’t use ready pre-shredded one from the store), they will give extra moist to the batter.

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