Melon cupcakes with pumpkin seeds

I came up with these for Liisa’s farewell party. Thought I share the recipe.


100g butter
200g flour
100g sugar
1tsp backing soda
2 eggs
One tiny melon or half of a bigger one (I prefer cantaloupe melon)
Pumpkin seeds (the more the better)

Makes 12 cupcakes.


Cut the melon into cubes and mash it with a mixer or a blender. It’s okay if the puree remains a bit chunky. It will give the cupcakes extra taste if it does.

Add eggs, sugar and baking soda to the pureed pumpkin. Melt the butter and let it cool for a bit, then add it to the mixture. Mix well. Finally shift in the flour.

Roast the pumpkin seeds on a frying pan with a tiny drop of oil and chop them up a bit before adding them to the dough.

Preheat the oven to 200 °C and bake 20 minutes.


Some making-of pictures: