Fruit and Nut Cupcakes

I had gotten some homemade butter few weeks back.. and i made this cupcake to see how it tastes in baking.. the result really fluffy cupcakes but the buttercream has bit of a raw milk smell… but all in all its good…
Ingredients (makes 6 standard size cupcakes)
Cupcakes :

  • Flour – 60gm
  • Eggs -1 
  • Sugar – 50 gm 
  • Butter – 50 gm 
  • Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon 
  • Cranberry – 20 grams chopped
  • Hazelnuts – 20 gms chopped
  • Raisins – 20 gms chopped
  • Milk – 50 ml

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • ​Butter – 70 gm
  • Icing sugar – 150gm
  • Vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chocolate chips to garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line the muffin tin with standard sized cupcake liners. 
  • In a large bowl, Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. 
  • Beat the egg with the butter-sugar mixture for a couple of minutes. 
  • Sift the flour and baking powder and fold this mixture. 
  • Add the vanilla in the milk and add the milk to the batter. Lastly fold the chopped fruits and nuts into the batter and mix well until completely incorporated.
  • Fill the cupcake liners with 2/3rd cup full of batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes, check from about 18 minutes. 
  • Once baked let it cool on a cooling rack.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • Cream the butter until light and fluffy. 
  • Sift in half of the icing sugar and beat for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat for about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the extract and beat for about a minute. 
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost them and garnish them with few chocolate chips! 

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