Eggless Orange Pistachio Cupcake

The combination of orange and pistachios intrigued me and so I tried them out for the kids. I also was wondering about the usage/relevance of sooji/semolina in these cupcakes. Any thoughts on those are definitely appreciated.

The kids are happy as long as they are cupcakes and they taste good. The kids had a blast decorating them as well.
For Day 3 Week 4 of BM #28, here are the cupcakes..

Recipe Source - Here
Ingredients - 

All purpose flour/Maida 3/4 cup
Roasted Semolina/Rava/Sooji 1 Tbsp
Baking powder 1½ (one and half) teaspoon
Baking soda ¾ tsp
Salt pinch
Fresh Orange Juice ½ cup
Powdered Sugar ¾ cup
Butter ⅓ cup
Warm water ½ cup
Orange zest  1 Tbsp (I didn't use)
Pistachio and raisins, chopped 1 Tbsp each

Eggless Orange Pistachio Cupcake

Method Of Preparation -

Sieve all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder in a bowl. Add salt, sooji, chopped pistachio, raisins, orange zest (if using), powdered sugar, and mix well.

Beat the softened butter, warm water and orange juice and mix into the flour mixture to make the cake batter.

Preheat the oven to 375 F and prepare the muffin plate by arranging the cupcake liners in each of them.

Divide the batter into each of the muffin cups until they are about 3/4ths full. 

Bake for about 35 min or until a tester comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy! I let the kids decorate and have fun.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#28.

Sending these Cupcakes to Srivalli's Kid Delight hosted at Nivedanam.

Preparation Time 15 min + Baking Time 35 min + cooling time 15 min
Makes 24 mini cupcakes + 4 Regular size cupcakes
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, May 26, 2013


  1. Very interesting combination.. looks great !

  2. Rafeeda AR Says:
  3. looks so soft... :)

  4. Raksha Says:
  5. nicely done using semolina

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Those muffins looks damn attractive and very soft.

  8. they look great - and i Love flavor of orange in baked goods

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. Definitely a unique combination. Sounds very flavorful and delicious.

  11. Preety Says:
  12. cupcake looks Delicious

  13. Taste of Orange must be very refreshing!!!! Looks yum!!!

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. I love how nicely the cupcakes have turned out...and having the kids love them makes it more than enough for the efforts of making!

  16. Manju Says:
  17. Interesting combination orange and pista, cakes looks super soft, yesterday only heard from a friend about rava in cake she said instead of egg and butter they used it, but I am not sure about the quantity. Bookmarking.

  18. I remember seeing a lot of rava in eggless cakes when I was younger esp .on the cover of cocoa packets. Not sure why though. The cupcakes look so nice and orange -pista sounds like a good combo. Wish you'd put up pics of your kids'decorations

  19. i made something recently with orange juice , the texture of my cupcakes made me wonder whether i should be using lesser fats when i add orange juice, coz it was way to buttery, did u have similar experience or was it fine, i am just trying to figure out the culprit, i liked the combination of orange and pista

  20. Suma Gandlur Says:
  21. The first cupcakes I learnt to bake and are a hit even now also has orange juice in the recipe and I have baked them with nuts and dried fruits. And so I can imagine how yummy these must have been.

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