Physalis Muffins

physalis muffins

Anybody have tried physalis muffins? or anybody know physalis fruit before? I knew this fruit since I live in Germany, it’s also known as Cape Gooseberry (physalis peruviana). I love this fruit so much, that’s why I created my first blog named , it’s website with a lot of fruit recipes, check it out there if you find something interesting :-). I enjoyed this physalis muffins for breakfast with coffee.  Serve with sugar lime glaze, I mixed powdered sugar with lime juice, spread over the muffins and enjoy the muffins!

physalis muffin

muffins with sugar glaze

physalis muffin with sugar topping

Pouring the sugar glaze…..Yeah finally I did it! To make this shot was not so easy, I used my left hand to pour the sugar glaze with spoon and hold my camera with my right hand. After 50 shots…I choose this two photos. If you have problems with pour shot, check out Tips for the Pour Shot at Pinch Of Yum.

Physalis Muffins


  • 200g (1 cup) physalis (without leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon flour for coating
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  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of vanilla powder
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  • For sugar topping:
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Wash, dry and coat with one tablespoon flour. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla powder. Set aside.
  3. Whisk butter and sugar, add olive oil and egg, continue whisking.
  4. Add slowly flour-mixture, combine well.
  5. With spatula, stir in coated physalis.
  6. Preheat oven 180°C/350°F.
  7. Prepare muffin baking tin or silicon muffin forms, fill in the batter into muffin form by using ice cream scoop.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or more or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven, cool down on cooling rack.
  10. For the sauce topping: Combine powdered sugar with lime juice. Spread over the muffins.


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  1. I know cape gooseberry! We have them here in Australia except they are horrendously expensive most of the year but when they do have a flash sale, I’ll be sure to get some to try this out! I love discovering new ideas on your blog, I definitely never would have thought to make gooseberry muffins!

    • In Indonesia, I saw gooseberry only as garnish for dessert (especially at Hotel or Restaurant). The price here in Germany is quite cheap, 100gr for less that €1, sometimes there’s sale too. I Love your blog too Nagi:-)

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