FreeFrom carrot and beetroot cupcakes

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Carrot and Beetroot Cupcakes

Gluten,wheat & dairy free
Makes 10 cupcakes
Preparation tine 10 minutes; cooking time 15-20 minutes

150g dairy-free margarine, softened
125g fruit sugar
3 eggs, beaten
75g rice flour
75g gram/chick pea flour
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
200g carrots, peeled and grated
100g beetroots, peeled and grated

100g soya yogurt
2 tbsp clear honey

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Arrange 10 paper cup cakes in a muffin tin.
2 Using a hand held whisk, beat the margarine and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the eggs, a little at a time, until well mixed.
3 Sift the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and ground cinnamon into the mixture. Then quickly fold
them in, followed by the grated carrots and beetroots, using a metal spoon. Make sure the mixture is well blended but take care not to overmix.
4 Divide the mixture between the cup cake cases and bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes, then cover them with a sheet of non-stick baking parchment to prevent them from over-browning and bake for a further 5-10 minutes until well risen and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Take the cupcakes out of the oven,
transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
5 When the cupcakes have cooled, prepare the topping. Using a whisk or hand held electric Blender, whisk together the yogurt and honey ina bowl until smooth. Spread a little of the topping over each one.

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