Mini Carrot Cake Pumpkins Recipe | Halloween Bakes!

Hello lovelies,

I was having a mooch round our local garden centre about a month ago when I saw this baking tin which instantly reminded me of mini pumpkins.

I’d been planning on doing some kind of pumpkin cake for Halloween this year anyway, so when I saw this tin, it had no choice but to come home with me so I could trial it out.

I had a picture in my mind of what these pumpkin cakes looked like and honestly, this tin made them the perfect shape. So, I obviously had to share it with you guys today.

I wanted to make a really simple Halloween pumpkin this year and I think these are just right. They are simple to make, simple to decorate and look like proper mini pumpkins (if I do say so myself haha).

Plus, this carrot cake recipe? It’s my aunties and it’s full-proof. The best carrot cake I’ve ever tried.

So if your looking for something simple to bake with your little ones this Halloween or you just want something quick and easy to make last minute for something like a party, I think today’s bake will be the answer to all your prayers…


Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes

Decorating Time: 20 Minutes

Overall Time: 65 Minutes


Equipment You Need:


Ingredients You Need For Cakes:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 150ml Of Cornoil
  • 175g Of Soft Brown Sugar
  • 112g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 112g Of Carrot, Grated
  • 112g Of Walnuts, Finely Chopped
  • 1tsp Of Cinnamon
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract

Ingredients For Decorating:

  • 100g Of Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 100g Of Icing Sugar
  • 200g Of Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 2 Drops Of Orange Food Colouring
  • Green Fondant Icing

How To Make Carrot Cake:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, grease your baking tin with butter and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, whisk together the 2 eggs, 150ml of cornoil, 1tsp of vanilla extract and 175g of brown sugar until throughly mixed.
  • Next, using a large metal spoon, fold in the 112g of self-raising flour and 1tsp of cinnamon.
  • Then, fold in the 112g of grated carrot and 112g of finely chopped walnuts.
  • Place the cake mixture into a piping bag, cut the tip of the piping bag off and pipe the cake mixture into the tin.
  • Now, place your baking tin into the oven and bake for around 20 minutes until risen and firm. You’ll know it’s cooked when you place a skewer into the centre of the cake and it comes out clean.
  • Once baked, leave in the tin to cool for 10 minutes before transferring the cakes onto a wire rack to further cool.

How To Decorate Carrot Cakes:

  • In a medium sized bowl, using an electric whisk, whisk the 100g of softened unsalted butter until paler in colour, soft and an even consistency.
  • Next, using the electric whisk, beat in the 100g of icing sugar until a buttercream is made.
  • Now, add in the 200g of full fat cream cheese and using a wooden spoon, slowly mix into the butter cream (TIP: don’t use an electric whisk for this, you don’t want the mixture to become too loose).
  • Add in 2 drops of orange food colouring and fold it into the cream cheese.
  • Once your cream cheese is made and coloured, place into the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • When the 10 minutes is up, take out the fridge. Using a palette knife, spread the cream cheese over the top of the mini carrot cakes and fill the centre (TIP: do a thick layer of cream cheese so the colour is prominent).
  • Finally, now that your carrot cakes are frosted, using a small amount of green fondant, roll into a stem and place into the centre of the pumpkins.

That’s your Carrot Cake Pumpkins prepared, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!

How cute are these though?

What I love about today’s bake is that they aren’t perfect. They aren’t perfectly decorated and honestly… I don’t think they need to be. Pumpkins come in all shapes, sizes and colours so I think having these pumpkin cakes be a little ‘rough’ around the edges adds to vibe.

Let me know if you end up making these yourself and what your thoughts are on them! Did you have fun making them?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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30 Comments

  1. October 10, 2021 / 5:46 pm

    These are the cutest things! I bet they taste amazing too!

    Courtney x
    c0urrtney.blogspot.co.uk/

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:21 am

      They really are cute aren’t they? I must say, this carrot cake and cream cheese recipe is the best! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. October 11, 2021 / 1:43 pm

    Omg! Love these cute carrot cakes pumpkin. I would like to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:22 am

      Honestly, they are amazing! I think you’ll love if you like carrot cake as this recipe is the best I’ve found. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. October 11, 2021 / 5:05 pm

    Oh heck these are the cutest little cakes I’ve ever seen. I love carrot cake too – it’s one of my absolutely faves!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:24 am

      Carrot cake is just amazing isn’t it? This is by far the best carrot cake recipe I’ve tried, it’s full-proof! I really think you’ll love these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. October 11, 2021 / 6:46 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! I don’t think I’ve had carrot cake before but I’d love to give it a go. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to try them out x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:25 am

      Oh my carrot cake is just the best and this recipe… well it’s the best I’ve tried! Super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. lynnmumbingmejia
    October 12, 2021 / 6:15 am

    OMG no way!! these look incredible. I love carrot cake and cream cheese icing! People think I’m weird when I ask for it for my bday!! These look phenomenal! Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:29 am

      Ah thank you so much Lynn! ugh carrot cake is just the best isn’t it, especially when it’s paired with cream cheese – I love it. Oooo that’s not weird at all, it’s one of my absolute favourites too! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. October 12, 2021 / 9:42 am

    Awww these are so adorable and perfect for Autumn and Halloween. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:30 am

      These really are the perfect little pumpkins for this time of year! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:31 am

      Thank you so much Lucy & thank you for commenting Xo

  7. October 12, 2021 / 2:39 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! They look very special and I’m sure would WOW any guest. Thanks for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:32 am

      I honestly think so many people would love these if they saw them, they are too cute ahah. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. October 12, 2021 / 6:11 pm

    They are so intriguing and colourful. Love them!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:33 am

      I love how bright the orange cream cheese came out, really does give it a lifelike effect! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. October 12, 2021 / 7:36 pm

    I’m such a fan of carrot cake that I’ll pretty much eat it in any form; but these cupcakes are crazy adorable and how I want to have my carrot cake from now on!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:34 am

      Carrot cake really is the best isn’t it? This recipe is honestly the best I’ve found, it’s just delicious. Oo me too, I don’t know if I’ll be able to have carrot cake the same now haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. October 12, 2021 / 8:58 pm

    So cute and yummy looking! I love carrot cake as well, and making them pumpkin-shaped is super cute. Thank you for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:34 am

      The perfect sweet treat for this time of year! Carrot cake is just delicious isn’t it. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. October 12, 2021 / 9:06 pm

    I am very impressed with how exactly like pumpkins these look and would love to serve them at a fall party or take them as a gift when visiting friends! Thanks for sharing. :)

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:36 am

      Ah thank you so much Jaya! They are so perfect for this time of year aren’t they? The cutest little pumpkins haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 16, 2021 / 10:38 am

      These are honestly perfect for the little ones, I think they’ll love them! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 14, 2021 / 11:36 am

      I’m so happy with how the orange cream cheese came out, it reminds me of a proper pumpkin! Carrot cakes the best isn’t it. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. October 15, 2021 / 8:23 pm

    These are such a cute way to do carrot cakes for Halloween! Carrot cake is one of my favourites and these are too cute to pass! x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      October 16, 2021 / 10:42 am

      Carrot cake is just the best isn’t it? This recipe is by far the best carrot cake I’ve made so I had to share. These are the cutest, aren’t they? Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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