Monday, 15 February 2016

Mazarin Cupcakes

A.... sweet treat? R-r-r-eally? Yup folks! You better believe it! I know it has been a while, but here it is!

When I was little, I often stayed over at my mormor in the weekends - and it was magical every time. My granny was so creative and it was impossible to ever be bored. I would bring a teddy, a different one each time, and make them necklaces with all of my granny's yarn. I would let them sleep in the boxes you can buy fancy tangerines in, and the food was always delicious.

Before bed, she would hang a blanket up in front of the fireplace on a chair, so that when she tucked me in, it wuld be blanket first, then the duvet. It was the bomb!

She also sometimes made "mazariner" which is almond and vanilla based cupcakes, they were SO good, despite only needing a few pantry ingredients.

Today, I finally got around to making them (I don't know what on earth took me to long!) and they turned out really well! Despite maybe not being AS good as mormor's, cause that'd take a bit of effort, and a little piece of extra love which she always seemed to stuff them with!

Mazarin Cupcakes
(Makes about 12-14)

100g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
50g ground almonds
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup milk

Icing made up of icing sugar and a little bit of milk or water, I used milk.

- Start by pre-heating the oven to 200C.

- Have the sugar and butter in a bowl and cream until it goes almost white in colour. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract and stir well to combine.

- Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and then add it bit by bit into the wet mixture.

- Fill cupcake cases 2/3 up and bake for about 15 minutes until risen and golden and fluffy! Leave to cool and then drizzle with icing, wait until it sets before serving.

Deeeeliciously fluffy straight from the oven!

This was one of my favourites as a child, and still is! And it made the flat smell awesome!

Original source:
Mormor <3

- Jules


  1. Ah yes...nothing is ever quite as good as a treat homemade by mom, I have to agree :) These look pretty good though, love the almond flavor in here!

    1. Mmmm I know right?
      I'm glad you like the sound of these :D Almond or even just nut based bakes are my favourites :D x

  2. Så koselig barndomsminne <3
    Og disse ser og høres veldig gode ut.
    Kos deg med friuken din <3

    1. Mange takk Ragnhild :) Håper du har en super uke også! <3 x

  3. This sounds like something my farmor would make too! Maybe it's just a grandmother thing ;)
    On a side note, I really need to learn how to read Danish: my farmor gave me her entire recipe book before she died, but I can't read a word of it :(

    1. I bet she did! :D And if you need someone to translate for you, I'd be happy to :) Just drop me an e-mail on x

    2. You are so sweet! I will take you up on that offer when I have the time to take pictures/scan it :)
      Warning: my farmor has very loopy handwriting that some people find hard to read.

    3. No worries at all! I actually find different hand writings really interesting! Tried to decipher the other pupil's in my class' when they had written essays :D Bring it on! x

  4. These cupcakes look so inviting ♥

    1. It helps that they are the easiest thing to make too :D x