How to Make Hummus Cupcakes

by Julie on November 13, 2012

in Food,Friends,Healthy Living,Recipes

Hi all!

How was your weekend? Mine was great – jam packed and filled with friends, music, food, and love. I have so much to share and today, I want to tell you about Friday night!

Friday was Nidhi’s {also known as Nidhizzle} 26th birthday celebration. I’ve known her for awhile now and one thing that sticks out is that how much she prefers savory dishes over sweet. One time, when we went to an ice cream place,she didn’t even order ice cream. I know, shocker.

So, I knew her birthday was coming up and I wanted her to still blow out candles even though she doesn’t like sweet dishes. I’ve had the idea of a hummus cake in my head for awhile and it was just a matter of figuring out how to pull it off. After some quick Google searching, I was inspired by this post about hummus and avocado cakes from Brittany and decided to go from there.

How to make hummus cupcakes

The ingredients were simple {and very customizable}:

- rice cakes

- baby tomatoes {for decorating}

- Gourmet Garden Parsley {for writing on the cakes! I see these tubes everywhere and decided to take a chance and hope they would write… success!}

- hummus

- guacamole

Rice Cakes

Cherry Baby Tomatoes

Wholly Guacamole

Red Pepper Hummus

Step 1: Spread guac evenly over a rice cake

How to make hummus cupcakes - guacamole

Step 2: Put another rice cake on top and cover it in hummus.

Step 3: Using the Gourmet Garden Parsley, write something. {N = Nidhi}

How to make hummus cupcakes - letter writing

Repeat over and over! Really, you can take this to a whole different level if you want.

How to make hummus cupcakes - letter writing

How to make hummus cupcakes - letter writing

On a few of them, I decorated with baby tomatoes and snap peas that were already in my refrigerator. You can also add some cayenne pepper for “sprinkles,” the options are endless! The hummus cupcakes took under 20 minutes and are perfect for appetizers or “dessert” for your savory-loving friends.

How to make hummus cupcakes - decorating

The birthday girl loved her dessert!

How to make hummus cupcakes - candles birthday

Everyone sang happy birthday :-)

How to make hummus cupcakes - birthday

How to make hummus cupcakes - friends

Todd and Nidhi are like long lost siblings… I can’t even get a regular picture with them. Here are a couple attempts:

friends laughing

friends laughing

Weirdos. ;-)

Ali brought a KALE BOUQUET for Nidhi. Seriously, how adorable?!

kale bouquet

friends

friends

friends on couch

It was a really fun night celebrating a really awesome girl.

Nidhi: You are so loved! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. xo

**********

Also, since I didn’t post yesterday, I wanted to say how much I appreciate anyone and everyone who served or is currently serving in the military. People close to me include my maternal grandfather, Edwin, who served in the Navy, my paternal grandfather, Larry, who served in the Army, my brother-in-law, Nate, who served in the Navy, my fantastic boyfriend, Todd, who is currently serving in the Coast Guard and his brother, Steve and his girlfriend Vanessa who both served in the Navy. I am certain I’m missing many people who have directly touched my life, but I want you to know how much it means to me.

xoxo

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Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland November 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

Love it! Such a cute idea!
I love Nidhi too – Happy Birthday to yooooou pretty lady!
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Nidhi November 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Awwwwww :) I love you sooo much. Thanks for being my friend!
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alithearchitect November 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

eeee. those were so good. I grabbed one on my way out and when I finished it at the bottom of the stairs I had half a mind to sprint back up and steal the rest of the tray!!! You are genius! I’m certain veggies have never made birthday party headline news like they did Friday!!! AND HAPPY BELATED NIDHI! <3 LOVE YOU BOTH
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Bari November 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Very fun idea for cupcakes! They sound really good, too.
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