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Eat, Pray, Love Cupcake

5 Oct

The Eat Pray Love Cupcake placed third in Modern Domestic’s contest to depose the bacon cupcake.  The cupcake is an original recipe, combining the flavors of the three countries she visits in Eat Pray Love in a cupcake – Italy (lemon and basil), Bali (coconut), and India (cumin).  Recipe below:


Lemon Basil Coconut Cumin Cupcake

1 ½ cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp basil

1 tsp coconut extract

Zest of 1 lemon

1 ½ tsp baking powder

2 eggs

½ cup butter

¼ cup milk

pinch of salt

Lemon Basil Syrup

2 cups fresh basil

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

zest of one large lemon

Vanilla Lemon Basil Icing

3 tbsp butter

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

4-6 tbsp Lemon Basil Syrup

2 cups confectioners sugar

½ tsp cumin

Sprinkle with flaked coconut