Kabocha Lemon Cupcakes

It seems I have finally caught the “cupcakes disease”. I cannot fail being attracted to cupcake recipe, but with the difference I’m only interested in the Japanese varieties!

Kabocha, or Cambodia abóbora in Latin, originally came from the Andes region in South America but was develpped as the present variety in Cambodia, hence its name.
The Japanese grow a lot of them but they have to import them notably from Tonga in the South Pacific to satisfy the enormous demand!

Here is a very simple recipe for people in a hurry!
Kabocha Lemon Cupcakes!

INGREDIENTS: 8~10 cakes

-Hot-cake mix: 200 g
-Honey (liquid): 3 tablespoons
-Kabotcha (or pumpkin): 3 tablespoons (mash them first)
-Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
-Milk: 60 ml
-Unsalted butter: 80 g
-Eggs: 2 large
-Almond slices (to taste)


-Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Bring butter back to home temperature.

-In a bowl mix the eggs and butter well until smooth. Add honey and mix. Add mashed kabocha and mix.

-Add milk and mix. Add hot cake mix (powdered mixture) and mix well.

-Add lemon juice and mix well.

-Fill cups up to 6 or 7 tenths of their depths. Decorate with almond slices

-Bake in oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 2~23 minutes.

Easy, isn’t it?

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