Friday, November 5, 2010

Sweet Saturday: Rosewater Cupcakes

Sometimes it can be really simple to turn something plain and ordinary into something special.
Lately I've been baking like crazy on every possible opportunity.
I love being able to make yummy things for my friends and family to enjoy.

These cupcakes were one of those treats.
I haven't made cupcakes in what seems like forever,
I'd gone from the girl who created ridiculous amounts of these petite treats,
to someone who was weighed down by the dreaded HSC.

That had to change, obviously.

A while ago I was sent some rosewater from the Turkish Store
and I had yet to do anything with it.

I scoured the internet for things to do with rosewater when I remembered the pretty pink cupcake wrappers I had sitting in the cupboard above my stove.

So cupcakes it was, I got straight to work, slightly altering my go-to vanilla cupcake recipe.
Vanilla Rosewater Cupcakes
makes 12 cupcakes
Cupcake batter:
3 Eggs
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla 
2 tbsp rosewater

1 cup icing sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp rosewater
1 tsp vanilla 

Preheat oven to 160*C (320*F).
Lightly beat the eggs, add butter and sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Add milk, flour, vanilla and rosewater and stir to combine.
Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until light and creamy.
Divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake papers/tin. 
Bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted removes clean. 
Allow to cool before transferring to a wire rack.

For the frosting: Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add rosewater and vanilla and beat until incorporated.

These cupcakes were delicious and the delicate rosewater flavour was perfect!
I'm thinking about making these again and adding pistachios for an extra flavour kick!
So tell me, 
what are your plans for the weekend ahead?
and which do you prefer - the cake or the frosting?

Kristy received rosewater courtesy of
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  1. gorgeous photos and cupcake wrappers!
    I like the cake and frosting together... not one or the other if I think about it :P
    weeeekend - nuffnang lunch today :D afternoon tea tomorrow, and hopefully lots of cooking inbetween!

    have a great weekend

  2. Thanks Shellie! Have a fantastic weekend :)

  3. Wow.. they look awesome! I love the decoration, the wrappers, the photos! Well, that kinda is everything, come to think of it! :=D I only can't say they taste awesome for obvious reasons, but if they look good, they must taste good as well! :) Love it!

  4. Thank you! I was so happy with how they came out :)

  5. the icing, i barely ever eat the cupcake

  6. I'd have to say i'm usually a cake person as icing tends to be too sweet!