Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Gulab Jamun Cupcakes
Quick cupcakes stuffed with the Indian dessert, Gulab Jamun, are a surprise inside. Great to whip up in a flash if you already have the jamun at the ready!
It’s that time again. Yes the monthly Food Blogger Swap is here when I have the pleasure of inviting you to another blogger. Lathi’s Kitchen is a great place for quick and easy recipes. Mostly Indian or Indian inspired recipes, it’s a great place to find delicious Indian food and lots of kid friendly treats!
Gulab Jamun is one of my all time favorite Indian desserts. Milk powder based donuts are soaked in a light syrup infused with cardamom, saffron and rose water. They just literally melt in your mouth.
I have made them a few times, but I often keep a can of Gulab Jamun I get from the Indian market in my pantry. I have a large extended family and I often receive unexpected guests.
I try to keep a can in my pantry so I always have something to offer my unexpected guests if I have nothing else when they stop by. I had just purchased a new can, so when I was perusing her site to figure out which one to try, these cupcakes immediately got my attention.
Would you like to try your hand at making the Gulab Jamun yourself? You can try this recipe here or try Lathi’s instant version using store bought mix.
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
I only made a slight revision to her recipe in that I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour. Whole wheat pastry flour has added fiber etc. because of the wheat, however it is made with a low protein flour which results in a very tender crumb. Therefore, you will get the same tender results of all purpose flour, but with added health value.
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE GULAB JAMUN CUPCAKES
A delicious snack with some fresh fruit.
Gulab Jamun Cupcakes
- seeds from 2 cardamom pods
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 2 tablespoons syrup from gulab jamun
- ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- A pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 mini gulab jamun or 3 regular size gulab jamun cut in half
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a muffin tin with muffin liners or use 6 silicone muffin molds and spray with non stick spray.
- Using a coffee/spice grinder, grind the cardamom seeds with the sugar.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, egg, yogurt and syrup.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Whisk to remove any lumps.
- Add flout to wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Place about 1 ½ tablespoons of batter on the bottom of each muffin mold.
- Place the gulab jamun in the middle of each mold of batter, pressing down a little.
- Place remaining batter on top, making sure the gulab jamun is completely covered.
- Transfer to oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set and a tester inserted into cupcake part comes out clean.
- Cool and enjoy with fresh fruit!
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The Girl Next Door
Oh, wow! These cupcakes look so amazing! 🙂 Gulab jamuns are one of my most favourite desserts ever, and you have made them even more delightful by using them in cupcakes.
they are my faves too but these cupcakes are great in that they mitigate the intense sweetness of gulab jamun
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
Having that surprise inside the cupcakes is definitely a fantastic idea… I can never hide jamun packs in my pantry… Either the girls will eat it or I will binge eat on it… hehe…
wha’s great is that they last quite a while so you don’t have to eat them all at one go.
Wow.. that’s a nice surprise inside the cupcakes! Kids would love it!
Yes these cupcakes are definitely a kid friendly treat!
Lizet Flores de Bowen
Mmm. this one looks so yummy. And I love the little surprise in the middle.
thank you – yes that little surprise will delight everyone I am sure!
Love gulab jamun anytime, lovely surprice for guest who love to indulge in jamun and cakes.
yes this dessert is the best of two great treats
The gulab jamun cupcakes came out so gorgeously..Thank you for choosing this recipe
thank you for the great recipe – It was so delicious!
Great share !!! I love the flavor of gulab jamun 🙂 the cupcakes are come out so perfectly spongy ang soft too
Thanks they were very delicious
OMG how very clever to add the gulab jamun inside the cup cake it sounds devine. I am intruiged that does the Jamun not go hard during the baking process??
Jamun in a cupcake is a nice hidden surprise. Even I stock up with a can of gulab jamun in my pantry.
yes gulab jamun is a must in the pantry 🙂
I love gulab jamun and having that surprise element in a cup cake is amazing. Perfectly baked and loved the crumb of the cake too
thank you – it is such a great tea time treat
I love this fusion recipe and I have been looking forward to making it for a while now. I often make gulab jamun and there is always a few left over at the end that no one want to eat. This will be the perfect use for that. Also love your version with whole wheat pastry flour. It is my love flour and I will definitely be using that instead of APF.
yes i love ww pastry flour also
Wow, these cupcakes with gulab jamun looks so delicious. Jamun is one of my favourite dessert.Lovely share.