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Carrot buns on a cake stand.

Carrot Buns

Course Baked Goods, Cake
Cuisine English
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 157kcal


For the buns

  • 175 g butter at room temperature
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1 free range egg at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 225 g carrots grated
  • 140 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg

For the frosting

  • 60 g cream cheese
  • 15 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g icing sugar you may need a little more


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F and line a 12 hole bun tray with paper cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg and milk
  • Stir in the grated carrots
  • Sieve the flour, bicarb, baking powder and spices and stir into the bun mix
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, filling them almost to the top
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops spring back when pressed lightly with your finger
  • Cool on a wire rack


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 3275IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg