Saturday, November 13, 2021


 Cardamom is often referred to as "Queen of Spices" and you can imagine how flavourful these cupcakes can be. We have used a generous amount of cardamom powder in the recipe. They make a great tea time snack. I like them plain without any frosting. However you may garnish them any way you like with your favourite frosting. 

APF / Maida ............. 1 & 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder ..... 2 tsps
Baking powder ........... 3/4 tsp
Baking soda ................ 1/2 tsp
Salt .............................. 1/2 tsp
Olive oil or Canola ...... 1/2 cup
Icing sugar .................. 3/4 c
Eggs ........................... 2
Milk .......................... 1/3 cup
Sour cream or yogurt ... 1/3 cup
Vanilla essence ............ 1  tsp

1. Sift the flour with baking powder and baking soda.
2. Sift the icing sugar to remove the lumps.
3. Transfer the icing sugar in a large bowl.
4. Add the oil and beat them together.
5. Add the eggs one by one and continue beating.
6. Next tip in the cardamom powder and salt. Beat them well.
7. Stir in the milk, yogurt and vanilla essence and beat them together until well blended.
8. Now spoon the flour little by little and continue beating until everything is added.
9. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and blend the mixture well.
10. Preheat the oven.
11. Spoon the mixture into the cup cake paper moulds or silicone moulds. Fill them three fourths.
12. Bake them at 180 C for 15 to 17 minutes or until done. 
13. The baking time may vary a bit depending on the size of the cup cakes and type of the oven you are using.
14. Check by inserting a toothpick. 
15. Cool them well before storing them in a container.

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This recipe is made for the event - A-Z Recipe Challenge. 
Season 1 - We have completed the first season making the recipes alphabetically with ingredients with English names. ( eg. A - Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus ..)
Season 2 - We decided to make the recipes alphabetically with Hindi names. ( A - Anar, Adrak Aloo ... )
This month the Alphabet is "E" and I chose elaichi as my ingredient and made - Elaichi Cup Cakes.

Recipe List of A-Z Challenge (Season 2)

A - Adraki Aloo  (Baby Potatoes with ginger and spice powders)
B - Begun Bhaja  ( Bengali style fried Brinjals)
C - Chukandar Ke Parathe  (Stuffed Beetroot Parathas)
D - Farali Dahi Chawal ( Barnyard Millet Curd Rice / Samak ke Dahi Chawal )
E - Elaichi Cup Cakes ( Cardamom flavoured cup cakes )
F - Sookhe False ke Biscuit ( Black Currant Cookies )
G - Gud Wale Pohe ( Flattened Rice Flakes with Jaggery )
H - Hare Dhaniye ki Sabzi (Fresh coriander Stir fry)
I - Imli Gosht (Tangy Mutton Curry)
J - Jowar ke Phulke (Sorghum Flour Flatbreads)
- Karele ki Bhurji ( Diced Bitter Gourd Stir fry)
L - Lehsun Ka Achar ( Garlic Pickle)
M - Moong Dal with Sarson ka Saag ( Moong dal with Mustard Greens)
N - Neembu Gud ki Shikanji (Indian summer drink with herbs and spices)

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