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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hopey's sour cherries cupcake

Tart and somewhat sweet to remove the guilt
These are called Hopey’s sour cherries cupcakes, in honor of my girl’s first baking attempt. It may seem weird that the first baking project to prepare for a life overseas  should be something so unessential but then, life is all about choices isn’t it?

Rice and bread may be the most important part of a meal especially when far away from home but there are always the little surprises to jazz up the monotonous grind.  Whether she opts to stay or not, I hope she will remember that the occasional rainbow still shines after gloomy and toilsome days.

Hopefully this recipe will be the springboard for friendship and get-togethers with people she cherishes in a far away land.

Makes 30 small cupcakes.

Ingredients :

150g plain flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
30g almond meal
1/8 tsp salt flakes
125g butter, softened
90g brown sugar
2 eggs
125ml milk
sour cherries for garnish

Method :

Preheat the oven to 170C.
In a bowl, mix flour, powder, meal and salt.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Add flour, alternating with milk and whisk.
Spoon the batter to prepared cupcake liners.
Top each cupcake with 5 cherries.
Bake at 170C for about 27 minutes.
Cool the cakes on a rack.


  1. Oh preparing to leave the nest? Baking may be non-essential but I think it is a plus to know how to bake! Your girl will delight her friends with her bakes and I tell you, cupcakes are about the best ice breaker!

  2. Thought it will never happen but yes, kiddo is flying the roost. Nothing to give her except an education and a good cupcake recipe :-)