Thursday, January 6, 2011

Papaya-Pear Sour Cream Muffin Cakes



Don't muffin cakes sound great? A muffin and a cake in one bite.  I went looking for a recipe for basic muffin that contained sour cream and I found this recipe at the Big Red Kitchen.  I like to use sour cream in muffins because it makes them so moist.  I still had a pear left over from last nights soup and a rapidly ripening papaya so I decided that they would make a nice addition to the muffins.



These muffins were so quick and easy to put together.  They barely took 30 minutes from start to finish.  You have to love a recipe like that.  We barely waited for them to cool before peeling the liners off so that we could try them with our coffee.  You could still see the little pieces of pear but the papaya melted into the batter to provide just the right amount of sweetness.  It made me glad that I had cut the sugar by half from the original recipe.



Papaya-Pear Sour Cream Muffin Cakes
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups AP flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup finely diced pear
  • ½ cup finely diced papaya
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and mix until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl combine eggs, vanilla, sour cream and mix until well blended.
  4. Add pear and papaya to the egg mixture.
  5. Add egg
  6. Sprinkle with raw sugar before baking.
  7. Pour 1/3 cup into a standard paper muffin liners in a muffin pan and bake for about 20 minutes.
  8. Makes about 12-14 muffins.
Adapted from a recipe on Big Red Kitchen.


20 comments:

  1. I have never worked with papaya and pear together. Sounds like a tasty combo.

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  2. What interesting flavor combinations. Sour cream in muffins is always so good.

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  3. Mmm, I love papaya - I bet these are super moist! What a fun fruit combination.

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  4. I'm not all that fond of papaya, but I have never tried it baked.

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  5. Wow, that sure is a new set of flavors...I don't think I've been daring enough to mix up fruits and toss them into a cake. ^_^ Maybe I should stray some from good 'ole chocolate and give fruits a chance?

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  6. That is SO awesome that you were able to cut the sugar in HALF!

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  7. That is SO AWESOME that you were able to cut the sugar in HALF!

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  8. Wow... Those sounds amazing! Like a little taste of the islands in the form of a muffin! Sounds like an amazing combo! Can't wait to give these a try!

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  9. what an interesting combo of flavors! thanks for entering my giveaway

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  10. Thanks for the FB friend invite and the opportunity to discover your blog. Love the originality of the recipe. I've never used papaya for baking. The muffins look delicious.

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  11. I LOVE papaya!! I bet these muffins are delicious.

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  12. These sound wonderful and quite unique. Never thought of putting pear and papaya together, but now that you have mentioned it, this sounds like a great flavor combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your papaya pear muffins sound delicious. Loved that you cut the sugar by half since the fruit do add sweetness to the batter.

    I never tried papaya in baking, but it's tempting.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Hope you're having a wonderful day

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  14. Mmmm....pear and papaya...what a wonderful combination. These look just delicious!

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  15. Love these tropical muffins! And sour cream is such a great way to keep them moist, and add a touch of tang :)

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  16. I'm not a huge fan of papaya but I can dig this muffin. How lovely... happy new year to you! and nice to find your blog.

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  17. Papaya is so wonderful. A great idea to put it in a muffin! You are full of awesome ideas. Liv will like these! Unfortunately our papayas are hit and miss, sometimes super flavorful, other time completely flavorless. I will have to keep my eye out for some good ones.

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  18. The papaya and pear combination sounds really neat. I would never think to put papaya in a muffin at all.

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  19. Oh gos, that last picture made me want one so badly. The combination of ingredients is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  20. This is pretty cool! I have never tried making muffins out of papaya.

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