Pear Cardamom Cupcakes with Sweet Rose Frosting

It’s that day again (you know the one…), but I’m going to ignore it and just be a happy camper, because really that’s the best way to be.  I’m generally a happy person.  I smile a lot and can laugh at pretty much anything (i.e. when I fell down the stairs on campus a few weeks ago).

Sometimes I wonder if I should even bother doing serious things in life.

While I figure that out, I’ll stick to my hobby and potentially only real skill in life: baking.

Pear Cardamom Cupcakes

1 very ripe pear, peeled and finely chopped/mashed
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 pinches of baking soda
1 tsp cardamom
1/3 cup of milk

Preheat oven to 350. Combine mashed pear, oil, vanilla and sugar.  Add one egg at a time until blended together.  Add dry ingredients, mix until just combined.  Gradually add milk, stir until well blended.

Pour batter into paper lined cupcake pan.  Bake 15-20 mins.  Makes 12 cupcakes.  Once completely cooled, frost with Sweet Rose Frosting:

Sweet Rose Frosting

1/4 cup butter, softened
1-2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp rose water

Whip together all ingredients.  Frost cupcakes.  Enjoy!

I love rose flavored sweets. They make me want to smile.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Hope you have better weather than we do here!

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