These cupcakes will bring back wonderful memories of your childhood. We bet many of you are very familiar with musk sticks and now we’ve found a recipe so you can bake with them! These cupcakes are absolutely delightful and we reckon your grandkids will love them too.
Take a look at the recipe below!
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 teaspoons rosewater essence
- 130g unsalted butter, melted
- 140g musk sticks
- 5 drops of pink food colouring
- 125g unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 4 teaspoons rosewater essence
- 3 drops of pink food colouring
- 8 musk sticks, grated
- 7 musk sticks cut into quarters to decorate
- Preheat oven to 180C and line muffin tin with 14 paper cases.
- In a bowl, combine the self-raising flour and caster sugar; make a well in the middle.
- Then mix together the buttermilk, lightly beat in two eggs, rosewater, food colouring and melted butter and fold through flour and sugar.
- Use a mortar and pestle to break up the musk sticks required for the cake batter (approximately 3). Mix them with a little bit of rosewater essence until they become a paste. Transfer the paste into a saucepan over medium heat. They should melt down and become a gooey mixture. At this point, you need to quickly tip this into the cupcake batter and stir through.
- Now with the remaining musk sticks, cut them into small pieces and stir through the batter.
- Put the batter into the muffin tin and pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Let them cool on a wire rack.
- Beat the butter until it is light and creamy. Add food colouring and rosewater and continue to beat.
- Add the sifted icing sugar in two parts and combine.
- Grate about 8 musk sticks using the fine side of a cheese grater and then add to the icing and mix through well.
- Decorate each cake with the icing using a piping bag. Then add two musk stick quarters for added decoration.
Feature image: Monnybonnycupcakes
Tell us, will you try this lolly recipe? Were musk sticks one of your favourite treats as a kid?