Thursday, May 21, 2009


I've got to make this short and sweet. It has been a very busy holiday weekend and I don't have too much time to divulge into this month's Iron Cupcake Earth; ingredient: SAVORY.

I tried to think of my most favorite food that would convert nicely into a cupcake. For anyone who knows me, hummus and pita are my absolute favorite! I can literally eat hummus plain, all day long.  There's nothing like homemade hummus with warm pita pockets nearby. Mmmm.

So, with that said, I've created a cornbread cupcake studded with sun dried tomato chunks, topped with a sun dried tomato hummus buttercream and a mini pita pocket and sun dried tomato chip for garnish.  I used this cornbread recipe and made 12 cupcakes.  I chopped up sun dried tomatoes from this great gourmet market near me and created my own sun dried tomato hummus buttercream by starting out with your basic buttercream recipe and adding 3/4 c. of hummus.

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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus and Pita Cupcakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Put in chopped sun dried tomatoes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Buttercream

1 stick butter, at room temperature
3 c. confectioner's sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/2 c. hummus
chopped sun dried tomatoes

Beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add confectioner's sugar and beat well.  Add in milk until desired consistency. Beat in hummus and sun dried tomatoes.
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vibi said...

How intriguing, how creative and original... hummm... funny how calling them cupcakes makes it soooood different than if they were muffins!


Snooky doodle said...

what an interesting cupcake :) yummy You have my vote! I like hummus too.

Mermaid Sews said...

I am bookmarking this - these are some of my favorite flavors, this would be AWESOME as minis at a dinner party as an app. THANKS