cakes and cookies

Coffee cup cake

October 31, 2008

Festivals are part of Indian culture and we do have plenty of excuses & opportunities to celebrate them. They always have had a special place in my heart, I remember as part of growing up, I would be waiting eagerly for Dusshera where my dad would buy me a couple of new nice outfits, It was such an endless to wait for November & then I would go berserk looking for a nice selection of clothes & colors to compliment my skin and lenses and have them stitched by the neighborhood tailor to custom fit me to the latest craze in the market. My dad always had a good eye and I simply loved his selections. Soon after Dusshera we in Orissa also celebrate Kumar purnami, which is also known as Sarat Purnima in many parts of India, It is celebrated on a full moon day by the Kumaries (unmarried girls) to get a nice loving husband, I am sure I had worked hard on it!. We make a beautiful crescent with the cottage cheese (chenna) and other sweetmeat offerings to the enchanting moon that promises us to have a good life ahead. It is celebrated with grandeur as the girls of the neighborhood sing dance and eat lovely festive goodies prepared by moms from the neighborhood.

These are some childhood memories that are forever etched in our thoughts even if they are not captured on celluloid. These are some great moments that bring that forgotten smile into our urban morning madness (rush) to our lips and revive the fond memories of yester years.

Grounding back into reality & coming back to my recipe of coffee cup cakes. This was a result of an event hosted by dear Meeta, I am sure she doesn’t need any introduction to the foodie world .She has a fantastic space and her presentation , photography are mind blowing. As a part of month mingle a wonderful event held every month, this month’s theme is none other than coffee and tea. Churning out a recipe with these beverages was really a great theme and I loved the intense aroma of coffee in these cup cakes.


Here is the cake


1 cup plain flour
1teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee granules
1/3 to ½ cup Sugar
¼ cup /canola oil/ butter
1 egg

½ cup choc chips
1/3 cup milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder


Cream butter and sugar and add egg. Whisk till light and fluffy. Shift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg). Add the flour and milk alternatively to above mix until well incorporated. Mix the choc chips. Preheat the oven to180 ‘c. Grease a muffin pan. Spoon and level ¾ of the muffin hole and bake for 20 to 25 minutes till done. Remove and cool.

I used a ready made marzipan mix to decorate it. Roll and add the color of your choice. Using a cookies cutter, choose the shape desired. My son loved and enjoyed it thoroughly and it was an after school treats for him. Serve and enjoy.


Off goes this recipe to Monthlymingle hosted by Meeta of what’s for lunch honey.

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  • Reply Rachel November 1, 2008 at 4:45 am

    there you go with your to-envy for accessories 🙂

  • Reply Cham November 1, 2008 at 4:45 am

    The pink deco is just pretty ! The kumari purnima , I never heard about it! I love coffee, the cupcake should taste heaven!

  • Reply Divya Vikram November 1, 2008 at 4:45 am

    These beauties are too pretty to be eaten!

  • Reply sowmya November 1, 2008 at 4:45 am

    beautiful cup the dec oration..fantastic photo..

  • Reply Yasmeen November 1, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Cute cup cakes,delicious way to satisfy coffee cravings:)

  • Reply DEESHA November 1, 2008 at 4:54 am

    those cup cakes looks beautiful .. love the marzipan on top

  • Reply Passionate About Baking November 1, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Love coffee anything Shibani., & these are very pretty. Love the hues of pink in this. Pretty pics & very 'Think Pink' for October like(in support of breast cancer).

  • Reply Raaga November 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

    so beautiful 🙂

  • Reply SriLekha November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    wow! am drooling over it!

  • Reply Curry Leaf November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Delicious ,PearlsofEast.I can understand the aroma wafting from the cupcakes.I just baked some coffee cookies,will be posting them later.Also ,nice to know you worked hard on Kumar purnami.:D
    Love the coffee cup(cakes)

  • Reply Uma November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    wow, beautiful cup cakes! I can’t take my eyes off those. Lovely presentation as usual. Your son must have enjoyed relishing those yummy goodies.

  • Reply Jo November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    The cupcakes look so lovely in pink. And I do like the cupcake cases as well.

  • Reply anudivya November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    The marzipan looks lovely on top. SO pretty!

  • Reply Divya Kudua November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Lovely cupcakes!!

  • Reply Anjali November 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Hi, Coffee and nutmeg in a cake is yummy. I am making my version and will post soon.

  • Reply Priti November 3, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Looks so nice and beautiful….lovely cup cakes, making it perfect for tea time

  • Reply Arfi Binsted November 3, 2008 at 5:09 am

    i love everything made from coffee hehehe lovely.

  • Reply Uj November 3, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Cup cakes look really pretty

  • Reply Usha November 4, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Cupcakes look absolutely lovely 🙂

  • Reply Ruth November 4, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Your cupcakes are beautiful and look delicious. I love coffee cake!

  • Reply soma November 4, 2008 at 12:10 am

    how beautiful is that!! The pretty pink, my daugheter would give away her favorite to get her hands on something like this:-)

  • Reply Snooky doodle November 18, 2008 at 12:48 am

    how cute. i love cofee hmmmm

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