Friday, May 20, 2011

Candied Fruit Cupcakes & Awards

Candied Fruit Cupcakes ... Soft, buttery & moist cupcakes made with candied fruits.

Candied Fruit Cupcakes

Makes : 9 cupcakes

Ingredients :
  • 4 oz.  butter, softened
  • 4 oz.  castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp.  vanilla extract
  • 4 oz.  plain flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 4 oz.  candied fruits
 Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Place paper cups into muffin pan cups; set aside.
  • Cut the candied fruits into small pieces.
  • Combine plain flour & baking powder in a bowl. Sift & keep aside.
  • Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  • Add eggs; continue beating until creamy.
  • Add vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed.
  • Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.
  • Fold in the candied fruits.
  • Fill each paper-lined muffin cup with ( about 2 tbsp. ) batter. 
  • Bake at 180 C for about 14 - 16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool a little before removing from the pan, then place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Linking this to Savory Sunday and Muffin Monday

Also I would like to thank Mehjabeen of Jabeen's Corner for sharing these awards with me. Please check her lovely blog for great recipes and ideas! Thank you so much Mehjabeen ... I really appreciate that you thought of me!

Here are the rules of the awards:
  1. Accept the award, post it in your blog with the link of the person who has given you. 
  2. Pass it on to 15 other bloggers to keep the ball rolling. 
  3. Let the nominated blogger know about their award ( by leaving a comment on their recent post ).  
I am gladly passing these awards ( In no particular order ) to these lovely bloggers: 
  1. Deepthidigvijay at Good Food Recipes 
  2. SouthIndianHome at South Indian Recipes
  3. Vardhini at vardhiniskitchen 
  4. Sonia at Nasi Lemak Lover 
  5. Radhika at Tickling Palates
  6. Suhaina at My Singapore Kitchen........  
  7. Katerina at Culinary Flavors
  8. Santosh Bangar at Santosh's Kitchen 
  9. Prathibha) at THE CHEF and HER KITCHEN 
  10. Eftychia at Dream of Cakes
  11. tanja at Tanja's Cooking Corner
  12. Neeru's at NEERU'S
  13. Food Glorious Food! at My Personal Food Journal
  14. Brittany at les rêves d'une boulangère 
  15. Kalyani at Kalyani's Kitchen
Dear friends, kindly accept these awards :)

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!! 


  1. Cup cakes looks so yummy Ambreen and special congrats on the awards.

  2. Ambreen, congrats dear on these awards...
    with candied fruits this must have tasted yummy..looks so soft also

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Those cupcakes looks damn cute and scrumptious..

  4. Thanks for the award, you are so nice. Your cupcakes look so good, nice to have it with a cup of coffee.

  5. Congradulations for the award. Thank you for choosing my blog to pass them on.

  6. Thanks for passing me the awards.Cup cakes looks so cute and delicious

  7. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet notes :)

  8. Congrats dear..wish you many many more..
    Soft and yummy cup cakes..

  9. Wow! well baked yummy cupcake looks awesome!!Congrats on your awards..

  10. Congrats on your awards and thanks for including me in your joy. Lots of hugs ..


  11. Cupcakes looks very delicious .........Congrats on ur awards and thank you very much for sharing the awards with me ......

  12. Had you been my neighbor I would have come over n finished the entire lot in a go :) Awesome looking!
    US Masala

  13. cup cakes are looing so tempting and perfect baking
    congrats for awarda u deserved it may more come
    thanks for sharing with me i feel honoured.

  14. Thank you so much Ambreen for the lovely Awards!!! I feel so honoured!

    Your cupcakes look YUMMIE and cute! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  15. Simple yummmy cup cakes ,dear!!! congrats for the awards too,keep rocking!

  16. Nice and colourful these.

  17. Congrats on the awards Ambreen,Cup cakes look adorable and yummy.

  18. yummy looking cup cakes.........nd congrats on your awards.........

  19. Looks delicious and yummy ......Mouthwatering recipe.Congrats on ur awards..

  20. Congrats on the awards dear...cup cakes look super soft and delicious with candied fruits in it...

  21. Cupcakes looks super delicious. Congrats on your awards:) and best wishes for many more happy years of blogging.... Great work:)Congrats to all the bloggers who have been nominated:)

  22. Thank you so much ladies for your wishes & wonderful comments. I really appreciate that!

  23. Thanks for sharing your awards with me.

  24. These really do look lovely. I'd love to sample one or two of them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  25. thanks for the award .....Ambreen.

  26. congrats dear on your awards...your blog deserve all of them..!
    cupcakes sounds yumm n super soft..
    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

  27. Radhika, Neeru ... Thanks & you're welcome :)

    Mary ... Thank you for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you! You're welcome to have one :)

    Jay ... Thank you so much for the warm comment. So nice of you :)

  28. Olá, amiga!

    Passei para uma visitinha...

    O visual dos cup cakes é maravilhoso e apetitoso.
    Hummmmmmmm.... o sabor... frutas cristalizadas e baunilha... delicioso!!!

    Boa semana!

    °º✿ Brasil
    º° ✿✿♥ ♫° ·.

  29. Thank you Magia da Inês for visiting & your lovely comment :)

  30. WOW.. They look wonderful.. So soft n moist.. perfect with a cup of chai..

  31. I am a dried fruit fan so this appeals to me, big time
    I invite you to share this with us at Bake with Bizzy. It would make a lovely addition to the linkys.

  32. Thank you so much Mehjabeen :)

    Thanks Bizzy for visiting me and for your nice words. Thanks for the invite, would love to add this :)

  33. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :)

  34. Thank you Amanda for stopping by. Thank you so much for the invite, would love to share this :)

  35. Wow! I've never had candied fruit cupcakes! Please share your yummy recipe with our readers by linking up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Thanks!

  36. Thank you Alexandra for visiting. It would be a pleasure to share this with you :)

  37. Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday!

  38. These look so yummy. Love your blog come and check out my blog

    Have a great day

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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