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Rhubarb and Pistachio Cupcakes

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Rhubarb and Pistachio Cupcakes

These beautifully bright cupcakes make the most of stunning seasonal rhubarb. Adding a homemade rhubarb compote to the cake batter adds a delicious tartness that works wonderfully with the creamy icing – top with more fresh rhubarb purée and slivers of crunchy pistachios for a cupcake that’s almost too pretty to eat.

Rhubarb and Pistachio Cupcakes

Rhubarb and Pistachio Cupcakes

These beautifully bright cupcakes make the most of stunning seasonal rhubarb. Adding a homemade rhubarb compote to the cake batter adds a delicious tartness that works wonderfully with the creamy… Print This
Serves: 12 cupcakes Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

    • 100g (3 1/2oz) unsalted butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
    • 50g (2oz) ground almonds
    • 70g (3oz) self-raising flour, sieved
    • 1 small orange, zested
  • For the compote:
    • 300g (10oz) rhubarb, cut in to 2cm (1in) pieces
    • 90g (3 1/2oz) caster sugar
    • 1/2 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • For the icing:
    • 60g (2 1/2oz) unsalted butter at room temperature
    • 250g icing sugar, sieved
    • 125g (4oz) full fat soft cheese
    • 40g (1 1/2oz) pistachio kernels, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
  2. Begin by making the rhubarb compote. Place the rhubarb, sugar and vanilla in to a medium saucepan. Add 1 tbsp cold water and cook gently over a low heat. Increase the heat slightly and cook for 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rhubarb has reduced slightly and has become syrupy. Take off the heat and allow to cool down completely. Remove the vanilla pod before serving.
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Originally posted 2019-01-30 22:05:17.

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Rhubarb and Pistachio Cupcakes

Originally posted 2019-01-30 22:05:17.

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