Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pistachio Cupcakes with Rose Cream Frosting

So many festivals are around the corner this month so what better way to celebrate with a cupcake . I had made these weeks back but didn't have time to put this up . These are really delicious , exotic cupcakes perfect for any occasion . The cake is very buttery and crumbly and the cream is just to die for . I would be happy to just eat the cream ;). Eid Mubarak and Happy Diwali to all , here goes.........


150 gms butter (room temp)
1 and 1/4 cup caster sugar 
2 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla 
1 tsp almond essence 
1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup whole pistachios ground to fine powder
1 and 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk 
a few drops of green coloring ( optional)

for the syrup 

1 and 1/2 cup water 
1/2 cup sugar 
2 cardamom pods crushed 
1 tbsp rose water

for the frosting 

250 ml whipping cream 
1/4 cup icing sugar 
1 tbsp rose water 

A few rose petals for garnish 


Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy .
Add in the eggs and beat well .
Add in the vanilla and almond .
Meanwhile sift all the dry ingredients together .
Mix the green food coloring if using in the milk .
Now add the wet and dry mixture alternately to the batter ending with the dry ingredient.
Line a 10 pc muffin pan and pour the batter into it . 
Bake in  a preheated 180 c oven for about 20-25 min or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean .
Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack .
Now for the syrup , mix all the ingredients and bring it to boil till the sugar dissolves completely .
Now spoon this syrup over the cupcakes and chill it . 
For the frosting , add all the ingredients and whip it till stiff peak forms .
Swirl the cream onto the cupcake .
Garnish with rose petals and enjoy :D.


  1. These sound so wonderful! I love pistachios and are always looking for ways to use rose water. Perfect recipe!

  2. So beautiful and delicious! I'm really impressed with these cupcakes. I cant wait to try this!

  3. Such gorgeous cupcakes, Shabs! The syrup sounds fantastic and must impart an amazing flavor~

  4. I love all the Indian festivals! We have them here, in S. Florida to join in the local outdoor festivities, and they are always such an amazing event!

    Love your simple and yet, beautiful and delicious cupcakes with the rosewater, Shabs.

    BTW-I do not follow Daily Buzz Food...I miss Foodbuzz, and they just dropped us like 'hot potato' and wiped out all our follower friends, whom I have no idea where they are because when I check into daily buzz, I do not recognize any bloggers that used to be on Foodbuzz (well, maybe a few)
    Take care my friend; Hugs,

    1. Thanks Elisabeth , yeah I am very confused about foodbuzz , what happened to it , why did they have to go and change it when it was really good as is ?? Like you even i used to check a lot of bloggers and now i dont remember any :(.

  5. Love the idea of rose water in the frosting! Oh, and the rose petal garnish is perfect for a wedding dessert :)

  6. All favorite flavors! I simply love pistachios and cardamom is perfect with them, so is the syrup. Gorgeous cupcakes!

  7. My favourite flowers! Love everything related to roses!