Less than two weeks for Diwali, I am all excited planning the Diwali menu, decorations, clothes, gifts and house cleaning. Nostalgia fills me, remembering the good old days. My mother would start Diwali cleaning well in advance and then she would make lots of Savouries and sweets. My mother used to make them everything at home and not in small quantities as we had a large social network not satisfied by “liking”! but determined to share!.
As times change Diwali gifts have shifted from home made sweets, to store bought sweets, to dry fruits, to gift packs of chocolates and other processed food, to crockery and various other items. I am still conventional and prefer to gift home made stuff. I made mawa cup cakes 3 years ago as a Diwali gift and they were an instant hit! I was new to frosting at the time and worked with almost exclusively with butter cream.
After a long gap I decided to revisit the mawa cup cakes. The flavour of these cup cakes is very indian and you can serve them with or without frosting. I love doing rosettes on cupcakes, however, if you are someone who is not very comfortable frosting with a piping bag, you can generously spread it flat on the cup cakes.