/Spiced Carrot Cupcakes with Meringue Frosting & Thyme Bunny Ears Recipe
Spiced Carrot Cupcakes with Meringue Frosting & Thyme Bunny Ears recipe

Spiced Carrot Cupcakes with Meringue Frosting & Thyme Bunny Ears Recipe

Delight in the warm spices and sweet carrots in these exquisite cupcakes, crowned with a light meringue frosting and adorned with whimsical thyme sprigs shaped as bunny ears. Perfect for a spring celebration.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Step 2.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices, and salt.
  • Step 3.

    In another bowl, mix the grated carrots and brown sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes, then stir in the eggs and oil until well combined.
  • Step 4.

    Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
  • Step 5.

    Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
  • Step 6.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • Step 7.

    For the meringue frosting, whisk the egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch.
  • Step 8.

    Remove from heat and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy.
  • Step 9.

    Pipe or spread the meringue frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
  • Step 10.

    Gently bend and insert two thyme sprigs into each cupcake to resemble bunny ears.
  • Step 11.

    Serve immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy.


  1. 250 gSelf-raising flour

  2. 1 tspBaking powder

  3. 0.5 tspBicarbonate of soda

  4. 2 tspGround cinnamon

  5. 0.5 tspGround nutmeg

  6. 0.25 tspSalt

  7. 300 gGrated carrots

  8. 200 gLight brown sugar

  9. 4 Large eggs

  10. 240 mlVegetable oil

  11. 4 Egg whites

  12. 200 gGranulated sugar

  13. 24 Sprigs of thyme

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