Saturday, 23 April 2016

Spiced Carrot Muffins

These are called Passion Cake Muffins on the website not sure why seeing as there's no passion fruit etc in them! They're basically mini spiced carrot muffins and I'm amazed they're only 1.5 syns each!!


  • 3 medium eggs
  • 6 tbsp granulated artificial sweetener
  • 75g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 175g grated carrot
  • 110g quark skimmed milk soft cheese
  • 1 tbsp granulated artificial sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

If preferred, replace the mixed spice with ground ginger or cinnamon for a different flavour.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Line eight deep muffin tins with paper cases. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and 6tbsp artificial sweetener until pale, thick and frothy - the mixture should be thick enough to hold a trail from the beaters.
  2. Sieve in the flour and mixed spice, adding any husks that remain behind in the sieve. Add the carrot and, using a metal spoon, gently fold the ingredients together using a figure-of-eight action, taking care not to beat the mixture.
  3. Spoon into the muffin cases to fill them and bake for 20 minutes until firm and lightly golden. Set aside to cool in the tin.
  4. Meanwhile, make the frosting: beat together the quark, vanilla essence and 1 tbsp sweetener and chill in the fridge until required.
  5. To serve, spread some of the frosting over each muffin to decorate.

Next time I make these ill up the flour to 100g and make them two syns each I think! 

**EDIT** I made them again and used 100g flour which would make the recipe 16 syns. I then made smaller cakes (18) which would make them 0.88889 syns (rounded up to 1 for ease) and they looked like this...


  1. Thanks for this recipie! Going to make them later. Just wondering though, so you just use the egg whites?
    Thanks x

    1. nope the full egg :) took the recipe straight off the SW website and it just says '3 medium eggs' :) x

  2. I wonder if this would work if you replaced half of the flour with fine cut porridge oats and partly Count as a HEb? This said, 1.5 Syns is a fab count for something that looks delicious!

  3. Yeah that's a good suggestion. I like using my heb on other things though so like you say 1 syn is nothing for something like that :)