I've been trying to find the perfect muffin recipe and here it is!!! A muffin in my opinion should be heavier and more dense then a cupcake. Whereas a cupcake need to be very light and fluffy in order to make up for the often rich and very sweet topping. These muffins has a very nice cardamom flavour. I used cardamom powder, because that's what I had at home. But I prefer when you ground the cardamom yourself as you end up with bigger cardamom pieces, it adds greater flavour. This is a recipe that I'll keep and use as a base for baking other kinds of muffins.
Cardamom Muffins, 10
125 grams butter, room temperature
2 dl sugar (200ml)
1 1/2 dl double cream (150ml)
2 tsp ground cardamom
4 1/2 dl flour (450ml)
2 tsp baking powder
pearl sugar for decoration
Pre heat the oven at 175 degrees C.
Mix butter and sugar and then add the eggs, on at a time. Mix until white and fluffy.
Ground the cardamom and combine it with flour and baking powder, add the dry ingredients to the mixture along with the double cream. Blend carefully. Some lumps will remain, but those will disappear while baking. The mixture is kind of thick.
Fill muffin tins to about 2/3ds. Sprinkle pearl sugar on top. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes.
Have you submitted a contribution to my first My Sweet Party ? The theme of my first party is chocolate and I would love you to join! The last day to enter your contribution is on the 31st of May.
This is my contribution for Sweets for Saturday.