Sheetal Kamat

Few days back I made 'Khatakhata' - a special mixed vegetable dish from konkani cuisine. It needs pumpkin and I looked for it through all grocery stores, super markets, indian stores but every one said its out of season. But Wholes food had canned pumpkin and I thought of giving it a try. But when I opened the can I found that it was mashed one and not cubed ones. So I couldnt use that in the khatkhata. (Yes recipe will come for it when I cook it next time as this time I forgot to take pics). Then I was looking for all pumpkin recipes that can use puree of Pumpkin and found that cupcakes use them. So finally after reading lot I came up with this my version. Once it started baking it spread so much of aroma that I just couldnt wait for them to get ready. What a nice way to eat Pumpkin :)

Pumpkin Almond Cup Cakes
2 cup Pumpkin Puree
3 Cup Maida
1 Cup Butter
1.5 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Castor Sugar
2 Spoon Baking Powder
1/2 Spoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Spoon Cinnamon Powder
1/2 Spoon Cloves Powder
1/2 Spoon Nutmeg Powder
1/4 Cup Almond Sliced
1/2 Spoon Pistachio Essence
2 Eggs

  • Sieve through Maida, baking powder, baking soda few times.
  • Mix Nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and cloves powder. Keep aside
  • In a bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and castor sugar together untill mixture is fluffy and sugar is completely mixed
  • Add in each egg at a time and beat them into the mixture.
  • Now add the sieved maida-bakingpowder mixture little at a time till completely accomodated. Stir with a spatula and dont use blender here.
  • Add milk and mix well. Mixture will thin down a little
  • Add pumkin puree and pistacheo essence and mix gently using the spatula
  • Mix in the almonds except few to decorate in the batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
  • Grease the cup cake trays and fill in the mixture upto 3/4th level in each cup
  • Garnish with remaining almonds
  • Bake in the oven on 350F/180C for 20 minutes. Knife inserted should come out clean.

If you are using fresh pumkin, just steam the pumkin and then mash it in mixie. I guess that should work too.
Made around 16 medium sized cup cakes

  1. Ghislaine said...

    Ooo pumpkin cup cakes! This would be an amazing recipe for Halloween with all the pumpkins I carve. I actually made red velvet cup cakes using this recipe last week and they were delicious!!

  2. Thanks so mucj.. the recipe looks nice will try out sometime :)

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