Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Dear daughter came back from her trip last night, finally got to see my darling after a week, miss her so much. She was so enjoyed that kept sharing the trip with me and also the stuff that she bought during the trip. The night before her departure, she called me when I was on my business trip and said that she regret going for this trip as not gonna see me for 1 week, she cried her heart out that making me so heart pain :(.  I told her once she is on the trip, she surely will enjoy until dun remember her mummy until bed time lol. See, that is happening hahahaha....

This is another bake that was done at least 6 months ago, luckily the photos had been uploaded as I had lost some of the photos taken previously. Careless me, lost my precious photos twice, so sad :(.

Recipe adapted from Min's blog.

Ingredients :
175g carrot, finely grated 
100g raisin/golden raisins/sultanas 
100g walnuts, chopped (I used walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds, crushed)
175g butter
175g castor sugarI reduced to 130g)
1 tsp vanilla essence (I used 1/2tsp pure vanilla powder)
3 eggs
200g self raising flour 
1 tsp cinnamon powder

Cream Cheese Fillings
55g butter, soften
115g cream cheese, soften
100g Icing sugar, sifted (I used 35g castor sugar)

Mix the above ingredients together till smooth.

Method :
1.    Beat butter and castor sugar together till fluffy.
2.    Add in eggs in a few additions.
3.    Add in vanilla essence.
4.    Shift in self raising flour and cinnamon powder, mix well.
5.    Add in raisins, grated carrot and chopped nuts, mix well.
6.    Scoop 1 tbsp of the batter into cupcake case, spread or scoop 1 tsp of cream cheese and top with balance batter to cover.
7.    Bake in preheated oven, at 170'C for 20-30 minutes.  

The cupcake is moist and fluffy, cannot detect much taste of the carrot. The cake's sweetness is just nice, taste good especially with the bites of raisins and nuts, the cream cheese filling definitely makes the cupcake perfect! However, I prefer to have more cream cheese filling so next time will need to increase. The cinnamon taste is very mild so for me, will increase to 1 1/2 tsp next time.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Jozelyn Ng of Spice Up My Kitchen.


  1. Hahaha, did you girl buy something for you? We can exchange cakes today because I seldom eat carrot cake. This one comes with cream cheese filling, yum!

    1. ya bought something I already have and I dun wish to have, at least buy something related to baking I am more happier, for phone, I not interested hahahaha....

  2. Hi Jess! Wah, you daughter is so close to you, hor? That's really nice. Eh, usually the cream cheese is on top as frosting but this one is inside as filling. Must be nice to bite into the creamy filling.

    1. Yes PH, my gal is very attached to me, I ever paid S$200+ for just a few phone calls that she called me when I was on 4 days biz trip, this amount was too big that my co do not wish to pay for me :(. Yes yes, this is why attracted me as normally what we eat is external cream cheese frosting, special.

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  4. oh, your daughter is so sweet.... my heart will melt if i ever see my children crying out..

    lovely recipe with the surprise filling. i'm sure my church mates will love it

  5. Jess,看到内陷我就吞口水了,好想吃!

  6. Jess~~
    内有乾坤~~ 好棒!! i like it~~

  7. Hi Jess, another cupcake of yours that I have bookmarked to do...My nephews love anything with cheese. Sure will like these. Thanks for sharing carrot cake in a cup.

  8. Guess the first thing she did when see you was to give you a big big hugs, hehe....

  9. 哈哈,偷偷和你说,我小时候出游时,每次都是快乐的忘记家人,也很不明白为什么有些同学一直哭着想念家人,很没有良心哦 :)

  10. 单看材料就知道它很美味,再加上把cheese放在蛋糕里面烘烤,相信它一定是无懈可击的好吃。

  11. Even though she bought something that you already have but it really doesn't matter because this means that she love and care for you ^_^ sweet mummy and daughter!

    Lovely cup cakes with cream cheese fillings!

    Thanks for linking up with LTU!

  12. Thanks for the link! I love this cake too, long time didn't bake it already, must time to redo this!

  13. I am a huge fan of cream cheese. These muffins look super duper delicious, Jess.

  14. Hi Jessie,

    You must be glad that your little girl is being independent soon. Going to a trip on her own is just the beginning. She is so sweet that she is missing you.

    Nice carrot cake! Like the pleasant surprise embed inside.


  15. Another delicious bake with cream cheese to bookmark, am sure hubby who's a cream cheese fan will love it!

  16. Jess,
    How nice your dear daughter is so close to you. My heart will melt if my kid cry ..hehe
    Carrot cake is one of my fav. You baked yours in cupcakes style which is nice and cute!


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