Hamantashen cupcakes are the perfect Purim dessert for the cupcake fan. Hamantashen cupcakes are not simply a cupcake with a hamantashen stuck on top. The cupcake itself is a triangle (as hamantashen must be), it has a sugar cookie flavor to it, and like the cookie, it has a jam filling. I topped the cupcake with a sweet jam glaze and then put a hamantashen on top for good measure.
Hamantashen cupcakes are the brain child of fellow St. Louis blogger, Susan (of SusanIsk.com). She first suggested that I make gefilte fish cupcakes and when I wasn’t so thrilled with the idea, she proposed hamantashen cupcakes. Since they were her idea, I let her be the official taste tester.
There was a debate over whether the cookie should be removed prior to eating or whether the whole thing should be eaten together. Susan, as you can see, opted for putting the whole thing in her mouth. She felt that it all went perfectly together and that the cupcake wasn’t quite as good on its own. Credit also goes to Susan for the suggestion of turning the hamantashen on its side to make the cupcake look like a Jewish star. Jonathan and I both loved the idea!
Later tasters, such as my friend Christina, preferred eating the cupcake and the hamantashen separately. Christina claimed that the cake and the cookie together were a bit too dry, but each was good on its own.
Before You Get Started
Before you begin making hamantashen cupcakes, you need two key things (other than the cupcake ingredients):
- Triangular cupcake liners. I purchased these locally at a Hobby Lobby. However, you can find them on Amazon if they don’t sell them near you. Obviously, you can make the cupcakes in regular circle liners, but it’s not as fun.
- Hamantashen. You can buy some or use my homemade hamantashen recipe.
Hamantashen Cupcake Recipe
For the hamantashen cupcakes, I used the same sugar cupcake recipe to make the hamantashen cupcakes that I used for my snickerdoodle cupcakes. It is the perfect recipe to use when you want a cupcake to have the flavor of a sugar cookie.
The Jam Filling
The Jam Glaze
Ready to Eat
It’s the wheel of yummies
It’s the leap to pick one
Before they’re all gone
Till we find our cupcake
On the path unwinding
In the Circle, the Circle of Cupcakes
(In case you totally don’t get this)