Spiced Carrot Chai Rooibos Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 Tbls mixed Spice
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon 
  • 1 Tbls ginger powder
  • ¼ cup castor sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (infused with 2-3 teabags of chai Rooibos then remove)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence *optional

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g cream cheese 
  • 200 g icing sugar

Method:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Prepare muffin tins. 
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Mix in the grated carrots. In another bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter together. 
  3. Mix in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. 
  4. Spoon mixture into cupcake cups.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or till golden and cooked. 
  6. Leave to cool. 

For the icing:

  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the sugartill well combined and fluffy. 
  2. Pipe onto cooled down cupcakes.

Enjoy while sipping on a cup of Laager Rooibos Tea!