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Spicy Brandy Cupcakes

Recipe by our Chef of the fortnight: Tarini Bawa owner at Tcakes 






This is a special winter cake. Perfect during Christmas time due to its festive spices. The same batter can bake a cake or cupcakes. Decorate your cupcakes with any cute edible Christmas accessory you can find in the market.


COOKING TIME | 50 mins (cake) 60 mins (all cupcakes)

SERVES | 10-12 slices

MAKES| 25 cupcakes




– Flour: 150 gms
– Castor Sugar: 150 gms
– Butter (yellow): 150 gms
– Cocoa: 1-heaped teaspoon
– Baking Powder: 1.5 teaspoon
– Egg: 3
– Brandy: Dash
– Spiced rum (preferably Captain Morgan): Dash
– Orange (fresh): ½ regular size squeezed
– Cinnamon powder: ½ teaspoon
– Almonds: Chopped for sprinkling
– Walnuts: Chopped for sprinkling
– Ginger powder: A pinch
– Vanilla essence: 1 teaspoon


Cupcake frosting:

– Riche’s Cream: 200 Gms



For Cake/cupcakes:

– Preheat oven to 180C.

– Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and cocoa.

– Cream sugar and butter in “KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer” until fluffy. Then add eggs one at a time while mixer speed on low. Add orange juice. Lastly add vanilla essence

– Fold in flour mix into the egg mix, gently. Make sure to add little flour mix at a time, so as to avoid lumps.

– Add brandy and Rum in the end. Pour batter into greased 6” round cake pan. Sprinkle walnuts and almonds on top.

– Alternatively, pour spoonful of batter in cupcake sleeves using a muffin pan. Sprinkle walnuts and almonds on each cupcake.

– Bake for about 50mins/ 1.5 hours or until toothpick comes out clean.


For Cupcake frosting:

– Whisk cream in “KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer” using “wire whip” attachment.

– Start by whipping on speed “2” on your stand mixer and slowly increase speed. Whisk until soft peaks form.





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One response to “Spicy Brandy Cupcakes”

  1. Manish says:

    Amazing..Very beautifully done this. Designed and crafted very nicely. I loved it competely.


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