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Make Your Evenings Special, With Refreshing Coffee and Delicious Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcakes

Updated on July 11, 2019
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Chitrangada has nutrition in mind when cooking for her family. Making tasty nutritious food is a skill she has perfected over the years.

Interesting quotes about cupcakes:

1. There is nothing, a cupcake and coffee can’t solve.

—Marie Williams Johnstone.

2. Happiness is only a cupcake away.

—Author unknown.

Walnut-Cinnamon cupcakes
Walnut-Cinnamon cupcakes | Source
Evenings are great with a cup of hot coffee and walnut-cinnamon cupcakes
Evenings are great with a cup of hot coffee and walnut-cinnamon cupcakes | Source

Whenever you are feeling low, go, bake cupcakes. One of my family’s favourite.

Cooking is an expression of love for those, who love and care for you. This is the easiest way to win their hearts.

Besides that, cooking is a creative art, with numerous possibilities. With a little imagination, one can do wonders.

I have often found that cooking is able to divert your mind, if you are feeling low or stressed out. Because, you get the joy of creating. Therefore, it can also be counted as a wonderful therapy. Try it, to believe it.

I love to spend some quiet moments with my family, with a hot cup of coffee and some homemade snacks.

Here is an easy cupcake recipe, which is my family’s favourite. No frosting, no special flavours. Just an easy and simple cupcake recipe.

Please review my cupcakes recipe

5 stars from 4 ratings of Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcake recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 6 people

Ingredients: For Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcake recipe

  • Half cup castor sugar
  • Half cup olive oil or sunflower oil
  • Two large eggs
  • One cup self raising flour
  • One teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • One teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Two to three walnuts, broken
  • One teaspoon baking powder
Ingredients for walnut, cinnamon cupcakes—Sugar, Sunflower oil, Eggs, Self raising flour
Ingredients for walnut, cinnamon cupcakes—Sugar, Sunflower oil, Eggs, Self raising flour | Source
Ingredients for the Walnut, Cinnamon cupcakes—Walnuts, Cinnamon, vanilla essence, baking powder
Ingredients for the Walnut, Cinnamon cupcakes—Walnuts, Cinnamon, vanilla essence, baking powder | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 120 degrees Celsius, for about 20 minutes. (Convert the temperature settings, according to your oven).
  2. Assemble all the ingredients, as instructed above.
  3. Combine sugar and sunflower oil in a bowl. When it’s smooth, combine the eggs. Add the flour, vanilla essence, broken walnuts. Mix everything thoroughly, till smooth. Finally, add the baking powder.
  4. Grease a cupcake baking tray and pour the prepared mixture evenly. Tap the tray, so that the mixture settles. You can decorate with finely cut nuts, if you like.
  5. Bake for around 25 to 30 minutes, at 120 degrees Celsius. Insert a toothpick to check, after 30 minutes, if the cakes are done. Enjoy, while they are still hot, with coffee.
Mix the ingredients, as instructed.
Mix the ingredients, as instructed. | Source
Fill the cake mixture, into the cupcake baking tray
Fill the cake mixture, into the cupcake baking tray | Source

Interesting quotes about cupcakes

1. You can’t be sad, when you are holding a cupcake.

—Author unknown.

2. When you share a cupcake, you share love.

—Author unknown.

3. When you look at a cupcake, you have to smile.

—Anne Byrn

Ready to serve cupcakes with coffee.

The highlight of these cupcakes is, that I haven’t added butter, but the healthy sunflower oil. You can even make it with olive oil.

It also contains, the nutritious walnuts and the goodness of cinnamon.

Variations:

The cupcake recipe described above, is the basic recipe for making cupcakes. But, there can be unlimited variations. Here are some of them, which are easy to try.

  1. Add fresh, grated carrots in the mixture. For the above mentioned amount, one cup will be good enough.
  2. Add some fresh, grated lemon rind. For the above mentioned amount, one tablespoon will be good enough.
  3. Add some finely cut orange peels. For the above mentioned amount, one tablespoon will be good enough.
  4. Add some blueberries, cut into halves. For the above mentioned amount around twelve blueberries would be fine. Two blueberries in each cupcake.
  5. Chocolate chips is another variation. It‘s everyone’s favourite too.

Frosting:

Since, I want to keep it light and low in calories, I avoid frosting, unless it’s a birthday party or some similar occasion. But then again, it’s an individual choice. Go for it, if you like it. For the frosting, the cake should be cooled down first. But, I like it hot, straight out of the oven.

Just enjoy your evening time, with your family, with homemade coffee and cupcakes.


Insert a toothpick to check, whether the cupcakes are ready.
Insert a toothpick to check, whether the cupcakes are ready. | Source
Serve the cupcakes with homemade coffee.
Serve the cupcakes with homemade coffee. | Source

Crazy cupcakes, Source: YouTube

© 2019 Chitrangada Sharan

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    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Li-Jen Hew, for your lovely comments. I am glad that you liked the recipe and the article.

      Appreciate your kind visit and comments. Have a great day.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi Chitrangada. This is making me hungry haha. Thanks for sharing the recipe and adding flavours of love and philosophy.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Nell!

      So good to read your comments. Glad that you liked the recipe and my pictures.

      Thanks and good day!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      That looks absolutely delicious! I love the recipe and the way you did the photos too! Love it!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank You MsDora, for reading and commenting. Glad you liked the recipe.

      Have a good day. Thanks.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for the cupcake recipe. Definitely worth a try.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nithya, for your visit and appreciation.

      Glad that you liked the recipe, quotes and my pictures.

      Much appreciated. Thank you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Thelma, for appreciating the cupcake recipe. Glad that you liked it.

      Tea or coffee is individual preference indeed. My children love black coffee and green tea, while I like coffee with little milk and traditional Indian Darjeeling leaf tea.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for sharing this on your FB page.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 weeks ago from Dubai

      The cupcakes look delicious! Great photos and enjoyed reading the cupcake quotes.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 weeks ago from Germany and Philippines

      Yummy! I love the quotes and of course your cupcakes recipe. I would try to make them someday and share this to my fb page for later use. The photos are very inviting but I love to drink creamy black tea with these cupcakes instead of coffee. Thanks for sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you FlourishAnyway, for reading and appreciating the article. I am glad that you liked the variations too.

      Cinnamon has great aroma and it’s good for health as well.

      Thank you and enjoy your weekend.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Shaloo, you can make cupcakes, without eggs as well. You can use milk or buttermilk, instead of eggs, in the same quantity.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 weeks ago from USA

      I can almost smell the cinnamon. I’ll probably frost mine! Life is short! This tools good. I also like all of the variations you suggest.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      5 weeks ago from India

      Seems delicious. Can we make this without eggs too?

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Pamela, for reading and sharing your thoughts. I agree with you that these cupcakes are good without frosting. As we age, we should reduce our intake of extra calories.

      Thank you for appreciating. Have an enjoyable weekend.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Rachel L Alba, for your kind visit and comments.

      I am glad to read your positive comments. Yes, we can reduce the fat contents and still enjoy delicious recipes, for weight management.

      Thank you so much. Have a good day.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I don't think cupcakes with cinnamon and walnuts need frosting. This recipe sounds very good, and I hope to make it for my family. Thank you.

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      Rachel L Alba 

      5 weeks ago

      Hi Chitrangada, This sounds like a delightful evening snack to me. My enjoys coffee every night too. These cupcakes would be just right, especially since the doctor wants both of us to drop some weight. Thanks for sharing.

      Blessings to you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Linda, for appreciating the article, the recipe and the variations. Good to know that you liked it.

      There is something special about baking cupcakes. The children love it, when it’s served on their plate, in full. Besides, there can be so many options.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peggy, for your kind words of appreciation.

      Glad to know that you liked the recipe and the variations.

      Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey, for your wonderful comments.

      I am glad that you liked the recipe and the article. Much appreciated.

      I like to celebrate, the little achievements or special occasions, by cooking or baking something sweet. My family loves it and I feel happy to see them happy.

      Always a pleasure to read your comments. Thanks a lot.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Liz Westwood, for reading and appreciating the article.

      Good to know that you are also fond of cupcakes.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Marlene, for reading and sharing your thoughts.

      Like you, I like such recipes, which are ready quickly and need few ingredients.

      You are right about the excitement for the cupcakes. It may be, because no cutting is involved and everyone gets an individual whole piece. The portion size is just right and it’s easy to serve too.

      Thanks for visiting and appreciating. Wish you good day.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Bill, for your comments.

      Ha, ha!

      Yes, I agree with you that life is not so easy. But, we have to find ways to divert our mind, when we are stressed out.

      Cooking is one of the ways for me to do so, besides, reading, writing and talking to someone close.

      Always a pleasure to read your comments. Have a great day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Dana Tate, for reading and commenting. Glad you liked it.

      I hope you enjoy baking and eating your cupcakes.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your photos of cupcakes and coffee in attractive cups makes the food look very enticing. I love the quotes about cupcakes, too. The recipe variations sound lovely.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Like you, I would prefer cupcakes without frosting. Your recipe sounds really good and I also like your suggestions on variations. Thanks!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Keep your pot of gold - just give me a cupcake! No one can be sad with a cupcake in their hand. A great message with a great recipe. The photos are marvelous. Thank you!

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      Liz Westwood 

      5 weeks ago from UK

      Cupcakes are very popular. This is a great recipe with helpful illustrations.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      5 weeks ago from USA

      The ingredients list in this recipe is short, which I like a lot. I have everything in the pantry to make this cupcake right now. I'd like to add grated carrots.

      And, yes, there is something special about cupcakes. I use to bake a regular cake for the people who have birthdays at our church. Of course, people appreciated it. But, the excitement went through the roof when one day I announced that I would be bringing cupcakes instead. I don't know what it is, but there is something about cupcakes that brightens up people's hearts.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the sentiment...feeling low? Eat a cupcake! Oh, if life were so easy. :) Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll go to the bakery later today and pick up a dozen cupcakes.

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      Dana Tate 

      5 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      Looks delicious!

      How I wish I had one of these with my coffee this morning. I will definitely try this recipe.

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