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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mom's Tea Cake

OMG!!! how time flies , it's been more than a month since I last posted . There is so much to do in so little time . I have neglected my blog for too long now but not anymore ( I hope ). This is something my mom used to make when we were little . It is just the most aromatic , fluffy , buttery cake . She used to  make it most of the time and the best part was the aroma that wafted around the house . Its got very few ingredients so here goes.........


200 gms butter  ( room temp )
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder


Cream the butter and sugar well till pale and fluffy .
Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat really well.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add itin two parts and mix well .
Bake in a medium loaf tin in a preheated 180 c oven for about 45 min or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean .
Cool out on a wire rack .