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Diwali Baking - Mithai Cupcakes with Yogurt Frosting (Eggless)

Diwali Baking - Mithai Cupcakes with Yogurt Frosting (Eggless)


My mind has been working overtime with flavour combinations for Diwali, and while I’ve been seeing a lot of gulab jamuns sneaking into cheesecakes, I have to admit, I’m a bit partial to my favourite motichoor ka ladoo! And since it is the season to be decadent I’ve decided to make a ‘mithai cupcake’...

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  • 120 gmsAll purpose flour

  • ¼ tspCinnamon powder

  • ¼ tspGround ginger

  • 1/8 tspGround cardamom

  • 1/8 tspSalt

  • 150 gmsYogurt

  • 100 gmsCaster sugar

  • ½ tspBaking soda

  • 2 tspsBaking powder

  • ¼ cupCanola or sunflower oil

  • ½ tspVanilla extract

  • 80 gmsHung yogurt (drained from 165 gms of full fat yogurt for 6 hours)

  • 30 gmsUnsalted butter (slightly cold, not completely)

  • ¼ tspVanilla extract

  • 60 gmsIcing sugar, sifted

  • 2 tablespoonsUnsalted pistachios, chopped up

  • 3 halfMotichoor ladoos, cut in


  • 01

    Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

  • 02

    Line the cupcake tray with cupcake liners.

  • 03

    In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, cardamom & salt. Set aside.

  • 04

    In a large bowl, beat the yogurt & sugar together until dissolved. Add the baking soda & baking powder and whisk it in gently to combine. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes till you see the mixture bubbling up.

  • 05

    Now whisk in the oil & vanilla extract. Gently fold in the dry ingredients in 3 batches. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the prepared tray that’s lined with cupcake liners. Bake in pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cupcakes comes out completely clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  • 06

    Beat together the hung yogurt, unsalted butter & vanilla extract briefly, just to combine. Add the sifted icing sugar in 2 batches and beat to combine. Chill this in the refrigerator for some time while the cupcakes are cooling.

  • 07

    Decorate the cupcakes with the frosting, scatter the pistachios and top with half the ladoo. Store in the refrigerator.



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