Cardamom Rose Cupcakes

by Chef Kendall Huff

Native Foods Cafe


June is National Rose Month!  So in honor, we are going to share a very requested recipe
with you all… the Cardamom Rose Cupcake. 
This cupcake has developed a cult following over the years with rose
enthusiasts and cupcake lovers alike. 
The cardamom and rose combination is a sort of homage to East Indian
flavors…. that mesh really well together! 


Cardamom Rose Cupcakes



Dry Ingredients

2 ¼ cups unbleached flour

1 ¼ cups organic sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground cardamom


Wet Ingredients

½ cup safflower oil

1 ½ cups rice milk

1 TBSP apple cider vinegar

2 tsp vanilla extract



1 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup vegan butter or margarine

2 TBSP rose water

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

4 cups organic powdered sugar

organic dried rose petals for garnish


1.  Preheat oven
to 325.

2.  Mix together
dry ingredients. 

3.  Mix together
wet ingredients.

2.  Create a
well in the center and slowly add in the wet ingredients using a whisk to
incorporate, scraping the sides as needed.

3.  Place
cupcake liners in the muffin tin, and ladle batter into each compartment
leaving ¼ inch space from the top.

4.  Bake
cupcakes for about 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

5.  Let cool for
2 hours.


When the 2 hours is almost passed, make the frosting!


1.  Place
shortening and margarine in a mixer bowl and beat until well combined and
fluffy, about 3 minutes.  If you do
not have a mixer, you can do this whith a whisk as well… it will just take a
bit longer.

2.  Add vanilla
and rose water and then gradually add powdered sugar (1/2 cup at a time).  Stop occasionally to scrape sides of
the bowl and beat about 3 minutes.

3.  Place in
pastry bag with a tip and frost each cupcake with about 2 ½ oz of frosting, or
you can spread on with the back of a spoon.  Garnish each cupcake with petals.  


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