Friday, November 23, 2012

Pistachio Cardamom Cupcakes With Rose Glaze Icing for 2nd Blogoversary

Pistachio Cardamom Cupcakes With Rose Glaze Icing ... These cupcakes are my new favorite. Unique and fragrant cupcakes with a combination of pistachio, cardamom and rosewater, simply delicious. Bite into these cupcakes, you'll feel like eating a South Asian sweet.

Simply Sweet 'n Savory turns 2 today! I can't believe that I have been blogging for two years. I would like to thank my fellow bloggers, readers, followers, and subscribers; each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the constant support and encouragement. Each single comment makes me excited and motivates me to continue trying out new recipes. Thank you so much once again! Without you, this blog would not be possible :)

Pistachio Cardamom Cupcakes With Rose Glaze Icing
Makes : 18 mini cupcakes

Ingredients :

For Cupcakes :
  • 4 oz. / 114 gm.  plain flour
  • 1 tsp.   baking powder
  • 4 oz. / 114 gm.  butter, softened
  • 4 oz. / 114 gm.  castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp.  freshly ground cardamom
  • 2 tbsp.  milk or as required
  • 1 oz. / 30 gm.  pistachios, finely chopped
    For Rose Glaze Icing:
      • 3/4 cup Icing sugar
      • 2 to 3 tsp.  rose syrup ( Rooh Afaza ) or 1 tbsp.  rosewater  +  pink food color
      • Hot water, as required
        Method :

        For Cupcakes :
        • Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a mini muffin /cupcake tin with paper liners.
        • Sift together the flour and baking powder; keep aside.
        • Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
        • Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
        • Beat in the ground cardamom.
        • Gently fold or beat in ( on low speed ) flour mixture; add milk to loosen the batter, if needed.
        • Stir in chopped pistachios until evenly distributed.
        • Divide batter in each liner ( 1 heaping tbsp.  batter for each liner ) and bake until golden, for about 12 - 14 minutes.
        • Remove from oven and cool for ten minutes in the tin. Transfer the cupcakes from the tin to a wire rack.
        • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before Icing.
        For Rose Glaze Icing :
        • Combine Icing sugar in a bowl with rose syrup or ( rosewater and color ).
        • Gradually stir in enough warm water, to make a smooth and runny icing.
        • Spoon carefully over cooled cupcakes, top with pistachios and let set until firm.
        Notes :
        • Adjust the rose syrup and rosewater according to your preference; as their strength vary from brand to brand.
        • You can decorate each cupcake with a dried rosebud or rose petals for a lovely presentation.

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


        1. Hi Ambreen, a very happy 2nd Blogoversary dear...
          And the cupcakes look so divine, want to dig my teeth into it...yummylicious.

          Have a lovely weekend sweets :)

        2. Congratulations Ambreen. You are an inspiration to me:) keep up the good work and may Allah give you more success in the years to come.

          The cupcakes look so decadent and luscious!

        3. Love these cupckaes...looks so nice...very colourful.

        4. wow yummy,love the cardamom flavored cupcake...

        5. happy birthday to simplysweet&savory!!!best wishes for many more such happy milestones :) and no doubt a fabulous way to celebrate the occassion - gorgeous looking cupcakes!!
          Prathima Rao
          Prats Corner

        6. Happy 2nd blogaversary my friend and what a delicious way to celebrate :)

          Choc Chip Uru

        7. Pretty pretty and must be yum too!!

        8. Congrats Ambreen, yummy n cute cup cakes with attactive glaze...

        9. Wow Ambreen this is such a lovely occasion the same time that I have been celebrating 100 post... congrats on your milestone dear I love your cakes and will sure make one and let you know :) hugs

        10. Happy anniversay Ambreen and Sweet and Savory :)
          The cupcakes look divine and I liked the addition of rooh afza glace...


        11. hi ambreen- your cardamom cupcakes looks fresh and yummy. makes me hungry, have to take my breakfast now.

        12. Congrats Ambreen,happy birthday to ur blog baby.

          Cupcakes looks damn cute with a beautiful girly icing.

        13. absolutely exquisite, I hope I had one right now!

        14. absolutely delicious and very delicate Ambreen mmmm!

        15. Happy blogiversary. Those cupcakes have a pretty rose color.

        16. congratulations on ur 2nd milestone and wishing u many more...
          cupcakes look cute and delicious :)

        17. Thank you so much friends! Your comments brighten my day :)

        18. Wow, those are really unique and beautiful!!! Happy 2 year!!!

        19. Congratulations. and your cupcakes looks so yummy.
          Thanks for following. i am following you back.

        20. Oh Wowwww I like these cupcakes!
          Wonderful combination of falvors. I have to try this.

        21. Happy Blogivesary Ambreen !!
          Wishing you many more years of wonderful recipes :)

        22. Congrats.Those cuppies looks delicious.

        23. Holy cow this looks phenomenal! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

        24. Congrats on the second year of your blog!! These cupcakes look amazing and refreshing :))

        25. ♡¸.•°
          Olá, amiga!
          A apresentação é linda,
          imagino o aroma de rosas e cardamomo...
          isso é tudo de bom mesmo!!!!

          Boa semana!
          Beijinhos do Brasil

          ✿ °•.¸♡¸.•°✿

        26. These are amazing looking and the must taste fascinating. Thank you for sharing these cupcakes on foodie friday.

        27. maashallah happy blog anniversary cupcakes look wonderful

        28. Thank you so much everyone for your nice words and wishes :)

        29. Oh wow these look delicious! I'm so glad to be following you, love your blog:)


        30. I love the delicate flavor of ground cardamom and these cupcakes must have been divine!

        31. Ambreen, these are gorgeous li'l Eastern delights!

        32. Happy birthday to ur baby blog...cupcakes looks sooooo tempting especially with the rose glaze...

        33. Happy blog anniversary...Awesome looking cupcakes..

        34. Those cupcakes look fabulous Ambreen! And congratulations on your 2 year bloggyversary!!!

          Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
          Hope you have a fabulous week!
          Jill @ Creating my way to Success

        35. Congrats on reaching successful two years..And thanks for always sharing yummy recipes with us! keep it up..
          lots of Love ~

        36. You always create things with such wonderful, unique flavors. I can never find enough goodies with rose water; when I lived in the "Russian part" of Brooklyn, they sold a lot of rose-flavored Turkish delight and it was my favorite. Thanks for sharing this on Sweet Saturday ;)

        37. Congrats on your 2 year blogiversary too!

        38. Thank you for linking up to the blog hop Adorned From Above. We are co-hosting and appreciate you joining the party! Have a great day!
          Host: Debi @
          Co-Host: Joye & Myrna @
          Co-Host: Linda @

        39. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
          Miz Helen

        40. i baked ''Pistachio Cardamom Cupcakes With Rose Glaze Icing'' turnd out to be very very nice and soft my family loved dem thank u so so much.......


        Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

        Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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