Video: thermomixing on morning show

Great fun with Larry and Kylie on The Morning Show this morning, cooking one of my fave recipes – carrot cupcakes with lemon cream cheese icing . The recipe is in my new Thermomix book and I’ve also popped it below. It’s a lovely easy one to make with your toddler or preschooler (they’re bound to be tidier than Larry!) and it’s way more nutritious than your average butter cupcake. The Thermomix saves you the work of grating the carrots and makes the whole thing a cinch. Plus you’ll get the smoothest ever icing in a matter of seconds. So very yum. Hope you enjoy – would love to see any pics of your creations!

Here’s the clip if you fancy watching – it was a narrow escape from spoon feeding Larry – phew! That could have raised a few eyebrows ;)

And for you lucky Thermomix owners, here’s the recipe …

Carrot Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Makes 12

60 g almonds

180 g carrots, peeled, roughly chopped

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

100 g brown sugar

130 g light olive oil

150 g self-raising flour

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


150 g cream cheese

40 g icing sugar

3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper or silicone muffin cases and set aside. Place almonds into mixing bowl and mill 20 sec/speed 9. Set aside.

Place carrots into mixing bowl and chop 10 sec/speed 7. Set aside with almonds.

Place eggs, milk, sugar and oil into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 5. Add flour, cinnamon and reserved almonds and carrots, and mix 5 – 10 sec/speed 4. Divide mixture among muffin holes and bake 20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave in the tin 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

To make icing, place cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice into mixing bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl and blend a further 10 sec/speed 4 or until mixture is smooth. Spread icing over cooled cupcakes to serve.

  • Emma Snowden

    Hi Louise, I love your book and I made these today.YUM!!! REally moist and delicious, thank you!

  • Wendy

    Hi Louise, just wondering what can be used to substitute the almond meal to make a nut free version of these cupcakes? Thanks

  • Mrs P

    Hey Louise! I’m wondering if these could be steamed in the varoma??