Gluten-Free Carrot Patch Cupcakes

These inventive cupcakes look a treat and are so simple to make – just perfect for an Easter tea for the kids.

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Gluten-Free Carrot Patch Cupcakes Recipe

These inventive cupcakes look a treat and are so simple to make – just perfect for an Easter tea for the kids.

  • 2h 5mins Total Time
  • 24 cupcakes Servings

All You Need Is ...

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • Vegetable oil, water and eggs called for on the cake mix box

For the decoration

  • 2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Velvety Vanilla Icing
  • 1 gluten-free chocolate biscuit, crushed
  • Gluten-free orange and green food colouring paste or gel

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Betty's Easy Steps Hide Images

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin trays with paper cupcake cases.

Make, bake and cool the cake mix as directed on the box for cupcakes using the oil, water and eggs.

To decorate, spread 300g of the icing over the cupcakes and sprinkle with the biscuit crumbs to resemble soil. Put 350g of the remaining icing in a mixing bowl and colour with the orange food colouring paste or gel. Put the remaining 150g of icing in a separate mixing bowl and colour with green food colouring paste or gel.

Spoon the orange icing into a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle (about 6mm in width), or simply fill a disposable piping bag and snip off the end leaving a roughly 6mm hole. Spoon the green icing into a piping bag fitted with a writing nozzle (about 2mm).

Pipe 3 orange icing carrots, as though growing out of the soil, onto each cupcake. For the carrot ‘tops’, pipe the green icing in strands on top of each carrot. Serve immediately and store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in a cool place for 2-3 days.

Betty's Tips

Food gels and colourings differ in intensity so use small amounts at first, adding more if necessary.

Any gluten free chocolate biscuit will work here. We used a cookies and cream biscuit, discarding the cream, because it was a dense dark colour that worked well for the soil, but a simple unfilled chocolate biscuit would work equally well.

Baking gluten free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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