May 12, 2012

Cardamom Muffins


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)
2 eggs
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.



  1. They both look and sound really delicious!

  2. Sounds amazing, yummmmmmmm... Cardomon, one of my all time favourite spices.

  3. These muffins are beautiful and should be delicious.


  4. I agree that muffins have to be dense too. I love that they get that little layer of sweet yet slightly sticky surface on the top too. These look so good and I LOVE the pretty liner you used too.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    1. Thank you! I love my cute little liners, with them all muffins look cute:-)

  5. I love these!! I'd like to try to make these someday!! :)

    p.s. I hope you will check out mine fashion blog too,
    if you have time! :)

    Much love,
    The Cabinet Of Fashion blog

    1. Thank you! Indeed yummie!:-) I will def check out your blog.


  6. Vilka formar så fina!! Var har du fått tag på dem?

    1. Ja, visst är dem söta:-) Dem är köpta på Åhlens. Det var i julas, men dem har säkert liknande fortfarande.

  7. Love this although I'm not sure if I'm in love more with the muffins or the cases! Have just got here from another blog - loving your work. Have linked up with your Sweet Party but unfortunately, hit the wrong button for the pic, never mind! xx

    1. I'm so happy you joined the party! The muffin cases are really cute, it's almost impossible not to get a wow factor using them:-)



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