About this recipe: These cupcakes are simple to make, light and not too sweet. Called Yazdi cakes, an almond-enriched cake mixture is infused with ground cardamom and rose water, then garnished with chopped pistachios. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Very tasty and light cupcakes. I found that the first batch of cakes did not rise very well and on the second batch I increased the baking powder quantity to two teaspoons which came out perfectly. - 17 Jul 2013
These are great! I would have given them a 4.5 if possible. They are very rich and would probably be better in smaller portions. Making them in Madeleine pans would be fabulous. Or you could just reduce the butter. Here's what I did: I HALVED the recipe, didn't heat the eggs and sugar in a double boiler (too lazy), used 1/2t cardamon, didn't add pistachios (didn't have any), and added 2T more sugar. I think the recipe probably doesn't need more sugar, but in the future I would reduce the butter and make the cakes in Madeleine tins. - 15 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made a no nuts version and substituted vanilla flavored yogurt for the plain. They came out great. I will make them again. They were not hard to make either. - 25 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)