Spiced ginger cup cakes (xMASSY)

If you have something from your grandma, then use that recipe, as this is no traditional recipe , let alone closer to any..The nip in the air and urge to eat something warm yet comforting led me to this recipe.
While I am done with my share of spiced cake for this season, I also plan to make a large traditional cake like the spiced dry fruit cake or the dundee cake or something. Until then when time is not on your side, this is something you can easily make to feel xMassy.
For BM 23, this week I am doing the christmas special theme, and it may be all cakes I am scared, but did I hear anyone complain about it yet?

2 cups Whole wheat flour (sieved and sifted several times)
2 tspn cornflour
3/4 cup castor sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil/ Butter
2 eggs
1 tspn dry ginger powder
1 tbsp honey
a pinch of nutmeg powder
1 tspn baking powder
1 pinch of baking soda
1) Sift the wheat flour and corn flour together.
2) Measure 2 cups of this mixture now, discard the extra or set aside for your next batch
3) Add the baking soda and powder together and mix well using a fork
4) In a bowl, add the oil/ butter, eggs, sugar and beat them well using an electric beater or hand beater
5) Now add the honey, ginger, nutmeg and beat again.
6) Keep adding a tspn of flour and keep mixing until you have incorporated the entire portion.
7) Preheat the oven at 200c for 5-10 min
8) Drop the cake batter in cup cake liners
9) Put them in a muffin tray
10) Bake for 15-18 min or until they are done. If done in batches reduce the time or temperature for it.
11) Remove and let them cool on a wire rack.
12) Decorate with icing sugar or fondant flowers or eat as it is

NOTE: The fondant flowers were made by mixing colors in sugar paste, rolling them out, cutting in thin strips, lightly pressing the tips with a roller, and then rolling up the ribbons into flowers. The leaves were simply cut out from rolled out green flowers


17 responses to “Spiced ginger cup cakes (xMASSY)

  1. Love the spiced cake Pradnya… between check ur header picture dear… its not display…

  2. so beautifully decorated !

  3. Love love love these. And love the freshly snowed effect and the pretty flowers. Beautifully done Pradnya

  4. Wow! These look so pretty n cool.love these cute flowers .super one!

  5. There is always a good kick when spicing up cakes with ginger.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The flower decoration is lovely..

  6. These cupcakes looks very pretty with your fondant flower decorations.

  7. Wow spiced cupcakes, just love it..Looks damn pretty with those fondant flowers.

  8. They look pretty with those fondant flowers.

  9. I totally love your fondant flowers…and the cupcake is a perfect Christmas treat!

  10. The flowers looks soo cute and so perfect!!

    Ongoing Event – Let's Party – Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event – SYF & HWS – Ginger

  11. Lovery cup cakes. Loved the beautiful flowers

  12. hahah..I am very much fine with this Pradnya, and love those cute flowers..so well done..

  13. The flowers look so cute Pradnya! It has a festive look to it πŸ™‚

  14. Awesome cupcakes… love this creation with flowers

  15. Cupcakes looks so cute.Loved the flowers. Will try this in the eggless version.Delicious flavors…

  16. Those roses looks so beautiful cute cup cakes.

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