Strawberry and cardamom buttercream cupcakes


Tinted pink by a drop of red food colouring, this buttercream frosting is accented by cardamom and strawberry.

Achieved by beating in strawberry essence, ground cardamom and a dash of elachi syrup (a cardamom syrup available from any Indian/Pakistani goods grocer), the cardamom notes were strongly reminiscent of falooda, and went down really well with a cup of tea after Iftaar.

2 Responses
  • Fatima
    August 23, 2011

    Oh nom nom nom!

    Pink frosting is my favourite. I guess I’m a pink girl at heart after all 😉

    I do enjoy putting a bit of rosewater in my frosting, so I think it will go brilliantly with the elachi here 🙂

    • saaleha
      August 23, 2011

      For sure, and you’ll get that authentic falooda effect 😉

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