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

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: African, American
Keyword: cupcake, hibiscus, jam
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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