Friday, 8 March 2013

Philadelphia Mini Carrot Cakes

Philadelphia have put together some delicious cake recipes for Mothers Day and sent me the ingredients to try one for myself.

As a Mum I like to bake for the family and as its not yet Mothers day, I am not putting my feet up, so made the Mini Carrot Cakes.

First glance over the recipe, despite there being a lot of ingredients, the method is a lovely all in one bowl and bake.

Its incredibly easy to make, especially if you grate the carrots in a processor or get one of the family to do it for you!!

I omitted the pecans from the  mix as Paige and I are not overly keen, I just made up the difference with more sultanas.

I decorated one  cake with chopped pecans so you can see how they look and to treat Chris. But the rest were decorated with silver balls. Well it is the Mums day and they are one of my favourites!

Happy Mothers Day from Philly and I!

Mini Carrot Cakes

Makes 14 -18


200g self raising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
225 g grated carrots
200 ml oil (sunflower or groundnut oil)
100 g brown sugar
85 g chopped pecans
50 g sultanas
eggs, lightly beaten

200 g Philadelphia Original, softened
100 g icing sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon rind
2 tbsp pecans, roughly chopped


Sift together the flour and the cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the remaining cake ingredients and mix until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into muffin cases and bake for 20 -25 minutes Gas 4, 180C (Fan 160)
Cool on a wire rack.

Beat the  Philly, icing sugar, rind and lemon juice until smooth.

Top the muffins with the icing mix and decorate.

Disclosure I was given  free products. I was under no obligation to receive the samples or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.


  1. Ooh these sound lush xx

    1. Hi they really are good, so easy to make.

  2. Love carrot cake - these are amazing!

    1. Thank you, they are so moist and sadly all gone, making another batch this weekend.

  3. Ohh these look delicious, thanks for the recipe! :)

  4. oh yummy, i have been looking for a good cupcake recipe and i will certainly try yours. My Daughters make lovely cupcakes but i dont like asking for the recipe. They are very secretive about their recipes as they compete with each other who can make the best cupcakes.

    1. Ha,so funny! I find using oil always gives a really moist texture.

  5. I'm a big fan of carrot cakes and Philadelphia so I'm definitely going to try this. Sounds like heaven x

  6. They are pretty heavenly, I will be using the topping ingredients a lot now, will be great on sponge cakes.

  7. These look gorgeous! I adore carrot cake - when I was younger the thought of carrots and cake just did not appeal to me though! I am also not keen on it if it has sultanas in so I often have to check or ask to see if they are included in the cakes I buy. There is a bakery close to where I live which sells slices without sultanas and it is gorgeous - but at £1.00 for a tiny slice, it is only an occasional treat for me! I will defo have a go at making my own - much cheaper!

  8. I make a variation of these at Halloween with pumpkin flesh, they are absolutely delicious and gorgeous with walnuts or grated orange zest :-)

  9. Carrot cake is my favourite (as well as banana cake and chocolate cake and....!) Thanks for the recipe.

  10. I've always been a bit nervous of making my own carrot cake, but I might give these a go.