Gulab Jamun Cupcake with Gulkand Frosting

Copy Icon
Twitter Icon
Gulab Jamun Cupcake with Gulkand Frosting


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 9
  • 1 cups gulab jamun mix (i use mtr)

  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cups milk

  • 1/4 cups cream

  • 1/2 cups melted butter or 1/4 cup veg oil

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1 cups unsalted butter

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 2 tbsp cream

  • 1/4 tsp salt (add only a pinch of salt)

  • 4 tbsp gulkand (sweet rose petal preserve)

  • 1 tsp ground cardamom

  • 1 nos store-bought gulab jamun tin


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  • Prepare a cupcake tin by placing cupcake liners inside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda in a bowl. Soft it 2-3 times and keep it aside.
  • Blend Gulab jamun mix and powdered sugar in a mixer. Transfer it to another bowl.
  • Add melted butter to the Gulab jamun and sugar mix. Combine using a spatula.
  • Add flour mix and milk, alternating between the two, use a spatula to fold it in.
  • Do not over-mix.
  • Once you get a lump-free batter, scoop it into the prepared cupcake tin and pop it in the over for about 15-17 mins.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, you can make the buttercream frosting.
  • Beat butter in a medium bowl using a hand mixer or stand mixer using a paddle attachment on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed first slowly increasing the speed to medium-high until it is thoroughly combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary.
  • Add cream, cardamom powder and salt.
  • Continue mixing on medium-high until everything is well combined.
  • Fold in Gulkand (to taste) using a spatula.
  • Place it in the refrigerator until the cupcakes are cool enough to be frosted.
  • Once the cupcakes are out of the oven, spoon the syrup that store-bought Gulab jamun comes in over it.
  • Once the cupcakes cool down, frost it using the buttercream and add a slice of Gulab jamun on top for decoration.