Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kiwi Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This was a week-late birthday present for my friend Phuoc. He's turned...30-something, I forgot. He's our Golden Gate Regional Advisor, but he's a great Kiwanian and person. He used to be in Circle K as well so he's got stories for us about when the club started once again and became what it is now - a powerhouse!

Anyways, back to the cupcakes, I made these late Monday night. I got them out of the oven and my roommate, Kimberly, and I each tried one that night and the chunks of kiwi were the only parts that had lots of kiwi flavor, the rest of the cupcake was pretty lemon-y. The next day, although, after the cupcake was allowed to rest, the kiwi flavor was apparent in the cupcake as well. As a suggestion though, I would puree the kiwi and put it into the cupcake instead of chopping it up. It seems like this way, the kiwi flavor will be there more.


I topped these cupcakes off with some cream cheese frosting. I used ones out of the can, but that is only because I still had lots of it left and I was being lazy. In addition, I don't have cream cheese around typically so it was just a lot easier. I topped them off with a bit of sprinkles because everything is better with sprinkles!

Kiwi Cupcakes
[adapted from couture cupcakes]
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup SR flour
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
2 kiwi fruit finely diced

1. Preheat oven to 180 (350).
2. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners.
3. Cream butter, lemon zest and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. Beat in the flour until just combined, add the sour cream and lemon juice and beat until well incorporated.
6. Fold in the finely diced kiwi fruit.
7. Evenly divide the batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Allow to cool completely before frosting.



  1. I love kiwi so these sound great. Your pics look great as well.

  2. These sound fabulous Nina! I've never had a kiwi cupcake! And cream cheese frosting is so yummy...

  3. Love the concept of a kiwi cupcake - one of my favorite fruits. They look super delish :)

  4. What a great idea for cupcakes and sprinkles are always a great addition!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog Nina. The blueberry picking was a blast and I am looking forward to making my first batch of blueberry jam.

  5. Kiwi is such an original idea.

    Please stop by my blog.

  6. I've never had a kiwi cupcake before- sounds fun!


Thanks for your comments!
<3 Nina

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