Cupcake-Love is all you need.

A sweet recipe for your Valentine’s Day: Pear-Vanilla Cupcakes

Whether you are a lonely heart or celebrating Valentine’s Day as a happy couple: you will love this tasty little pastry.

Some adore it, some hate it: Today – all over Europe – it’s Valentine’s Day. Time to celebrate love. But still, this day should not make you run into over-decorated shops, spending all your money on meaningless gifts. With this quick and easy recipe for Valentine’s Day, everyone can surprise their darling with a little pastry. Or, if you are not in love, just eat it all on your own. You will be glad you wouldn’t have to share this tasy little cupcakes anyway.

So, I love pears. Therefore, I decided to let this juicy, sweet fruit join my dough and fall in love with some vanilla flavour. But you can actually work in whichever fruit you like – or have at home. Apple, blueberries or raisins go along very well. Hooray to the vanilla-dough!

It won’t take more than 20 minutes to prepare the dough. Finishing with the icing will take you no longer than five minutes. And the result is just so sweet:

Don’t buy love, bake it!

Pear-Vanilla Cupcakes

First: Get the ingredients and some paper muffin liners. Line the paper cups on a baking tray next to your workspace. Then preheat your oven on 175 degrees.

For the dough grab …

  • 200 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 80 ml milk
  • 2 tsp of dried vanilla (or a pack of vanilla sugar)
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and cut in chunks (or 150g of any other fruit you love)

Mix all ingredients – except of the pear – together with an electric mixer until smooth. Then: Add pear chunks and fold in gently. Fill each muffin cup half full with the dough-fruit-mixture and bake for about 20 Minutes. Let cool down.

For the icing …

  • 5 tbs powdered sugar (or icing sugar)
  • lemon juice
  • Pimp with food dye and sugar hearts (of course not obligatory, but pretty)

In a small bowl, combine the two ingredients with some yellow food dye and mix well. Then, “paint” the muffins with a teaspoon. Some little sugar hearts will make the topping simple but cute.

Bon appetit !

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