Cardamom & Cinnamon

By: Jen Angel

Sep 13 2009

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Category: Cupcakes


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At first, these look like very basic and somewhat boring (mini) cupcakes. But the combination of cardamom and cinnamon in a vanilla cupcake is unusual and very tasty – you get the cinnamon first, cardamom second, for a not-unlike pleasing chai flavor. They’re topped with vanilla buttercream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

I love experimenting with flavors. These were for a housewarming, and the conversation went like this: No chocolate or nuts. No chocolate? Really? Maybe something southeast-Asian themed? Hm. Cardamom? Seems like a winner. I did do Thai-flavored once, with galangal, chili, and kaffir lime, is curry next?

Sometimes I have a really difficult time choosing the best photo. Here’s an alternative that I really liked too.


2 comments on “Cardamom & Cinnamon”

  1. if curry is next, try some garam masala experimenting… the black pepper is a nice subtle addition… i make snickerdoodles with garam masala instead of cinnamon, and they’re always well received! (ps- love your food styling skillz, the pics are always great!)

    • Yum! And thanks for the compliment Sarah! The key is natural light. I tried to take photos last night while it was dark outside, and they looked terrible. I take most of my photos on the front porch – the neighbors must think I’m nuts.

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