Rose Semolina Cupcakes


I believe, even those who are not romantic by nature will love pink icing and pink cakes!! These simple cupcakes will be the perfect gift to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Makes: 12 cupcakes

150 g Q.B.B. Ghee

150 g butter 300 g caster sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon rose essence

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

80 g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 300 g fine semolina 120 g ground almond

280 ml milk 1 teaspoon pink food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream Q.B.B. Ghee, butter, sugar and essence until fluffy. Add beaten egg, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, semolina and ground almond in a bowl.
  4. Fold in the combine semolina mixture in 2 parts, alternating it with the milk mixed with pink colouring.
  5. Line muffin tins with paper cases. Scoop prepared batter into the paper cases until three-quarters full.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until cake is cooked when tested with a wooden skewer. Place the cupcakes on wire rack to cool.
  7. Serve with frosting or without.


125 g Q.B.B. Ghee

200 g cream cheese spread

2 teaspoons rose essence

150 g icing sugar, sifted

Pink colouring


Decorations or toppings for cupcakes


  1. Beat the Q.B.B. Ghee and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  2. Add rose essence, icing sugar and colouring and beat well till light and smooth.
  3. Fill a piping bag and pipe out rosettes or other designs on the cooled cupcakes.


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