Easter Tarte and Cupcakes

Hey guys! Easter is around the corner so here’s my favorite maamoul recipe twisted! I used my maamoul recipe to create this Easter Tarte and Cupcakes with a healthier pastry cream filling!

I’m in love with the cobination! The dough is not too sweet and melts in your mouth. The filling is so satisfying with a hint of lemon!

And guess what? They’re super easy to make! So get your whisk and start whisking!

Easter Tarte and Cupcakes

Servings: this recipe makes 1 tarte (20 cm) and 6 cupcakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Dough (maamoul dough)

  • 500 g fine semolina (farkha)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mahlab
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 250 g butter melted
  • 2-3 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1/4 cup rose water

Pastry cream

  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

Dough

  1. In a bowl, mix together the semolina, sugar, mahlab, nutmeg and salt. Add the melted butter and mix everything with your hand until the semolina absorbs the butter and becomes like wet sand. Cover and let it rest for at least 2 hours. 

    NB: it’s just crumbles and this stage not a dough. 

  2. After 2 hours, add the rose and orange blossom water and mix again with your hand until a dough forms. If dough is not coming together, add a bit more of the rose and/or orange blossom water until it does. 

  3. Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease a 20 cm tarte pan and cupcakes pan with a bit of oil. Divide the dough between the tarte and 6 cupcakes. 

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 mins (both) or until edges start to brown. Remove and let cool completely before adding the filling.

Pastry cream

  1. Place all pastry cream ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat. Keep stirring everything until thick. Remove from the heat and pour over the chilled tarte and cupcakes.

  2. Decorate with chocolate and colored white chocolate!

Nutrition facts for 1 serving of the tarte (8 servings in total)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 121.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 8.2g 41%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 5.2g 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutrition facts for 1 serving of the cupcakes (6 servings in total)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 38.7g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 7.1g
Protein 7g 14%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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