Hibiscus Cupcake

Cupcakes, those sweet little American cakes baked into a paper mold and covered with an icing. My family loves them or I should say, my son and his dad. If I do not eat the same day, I am left out with crumbs. I love to put sprinkles on my son’s cupcake and he will always sing “Happy birthday”. I should rename the sweet part of my blog “Daddy and son’s delicacies cooked by Mommy”, and for the description ” Mommy will eat some maybe”. Let’s get back to our cupcakes, I always wanted to make cupcakes with the hibiscus flavor and, all the recipes I found used gelatin for the Hibiscus Jam. I tried as much as I can to avoid chemical product, so I told myself why not use my Hibiscus jam. Bingo and delicious! Then I made double hibiscus cupcake  , by mixing hibiscus powder to the dough and the hibiscus jam in the middle. An homemade delicacy to try.

Hibiscus Cupcake

Course Dessert
Cuisine African, American
Keyword cupcake, hibiscus, jam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes


  • 8 oz butter room temperature
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 oz flour
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Hibiscus jam
  • 1 tbsp hibiscus powder
  • Cupcake pan
  • 8 oz butter room temperature for Icing
  • 7.5 confectioners sugar for icing
  • 2 tbsp milk for icing
  • Vanilla drops optional (Icing)


  • Preheat the oven at 350 Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl mix the butter and sugar
  • Add eggs one by one while mixing
  • Into another bowl, mix flour, corn starch and add them progressively to the mixture while turning
  • Add milk
  • Divide the dough into half
  • Mix hibiscus powder into 2 tbsp of water and mix it with half of the dough
  • Put the cupcake paper into the pan
  • Fill each hole at 3/4 and bake them for 20 mins until they are golden brown.
  • Remove them and let them cool down completely.
  • For the icing mix the butter for the icing with the confectioners sugar until smooth.
  • Add 2 tbsp of milk, vanilla drops and mix for 3 minutes.
  • Fill up pastry bags with mixture. If you do not have one, simply use a refrigeration bag and put the icing into one corner and cut the tip.
  • Cut the center oh the cupcakes and fill then with the Hibiscus Jam.
  • Put the icing on top.


For the Hibiscus powder, you can wash the flowers to remove sand, dry them in the oven or a pan, crush them and pass them int the sieve.
You may decorate with hibiscus flower or a mixture of powder and water>
Easy right, so do not hesitate to share!
For Hisbicus Jam, Goolgle search : Hibiscus Jam by Sinaba Food

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