I came up with these for Liisa’s farewell party. Thought I share the recipe.
1tsp backing soda
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: