Gulab Jamun Cupcakes/Muffins
This Indian fusion recipe takes a cardamom cupcake with a fluffy texture which is lightly brushed with saffron simple syrup, giving it a similar mouth-watering taste. As a bonus, it has a gulab jamun stuffed inside! Soft melt-in-mouth gulab jamuns stuffed in the crumbly cupcakes are true bliss to treat your loved ones. This fragrant, moist, spongy Gulab Jamun Mix Cake turned out to be such a hit with my family .Today I made this cup cake for my daughter’s Weddingday!
How to make Gulab Jamun Cupcakes/ Muffins?
As I said above, I want to make cupcakes with real Gulab Jamun flavor. So I incorporated the Jamun syrup in the batter. You can either reduce sugar or add just syrup too. I grounded the sugar with cardamom to give the exact flavour and didn’t add any butter but still, the cupcakes are moist and delicious.
I stuffed homemade Gulab Jamun in it. It’s like eating Gulab Jamun in cupcake form. You can also use a store-bought one.
All-Purpose Flour/ Maida – 3/4 cup
Gulab Jamun Mix-3/4 Cup (100gms)
Sugar –3/4 Cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
Cardamom Powder– 1/2 tsp
Milk (200 ml) - 1 Cup
Oil (50 ml) - 1/4 Cup
Saffron-10 to 12 Strands
Gulab Jamun – fewjamuns
Gulab Jamun Syrup – 2 Tbsp
1 tbsp pistachios
1 tbsp edible rose petals (optional)
Infusing the Milk
Warm 1 cup of milk. Do not boil, just warm it.
Add 10 to 15 strands of saffron and 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder.
Mix well and let the flavours infuse into the milk for 10 minutes.
Saffron simple syrup
When the cake is baking, make a sugar glaze. Add 1/4 cup sugar to 1/4 cup water and let it come to a boil, add saffron, cardamom.
Let it boil on a low flame till it forms a syrup. It has to be slightly thick than regular water and sugar should have dissolved completely. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off and remove from gas. Set aside to let cool.
1.Mix together 3/4 cup of APF (maida), 3/4 cup of Gulab Jamun Mix, the powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda.
2.Add 1/4 cup flavourless cooking oil to the milk and whisk well.
3.Add the oil + milk mix to the dry ingredients and mix with a gentle hand till you have a runny batter.
4. Place gulab jamun ( if using mini jamuns place one or cut jamuns to half and place half in each cupcake) in the liners. Top it with batter till it covers the Jamun.
5. Bake it in pre heated oven 180 degreesfor 20 – 25 minutes.
6. If the inserted tooth pick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done.
7. Pour the syrup over the cake when the cake is still warm. This really helps for it to get really moist, juicy, and taste really close to a real gulab jamun.
8.Topping with a whole
gulab jamun and decorating with some pistachio slivers.Enjoy!