When I first saw Joceline's Steamed Orange Cupcakes, I told myself I have to try it as it sounds quite healthy with little butter used and orange is also one of my favourite fruits. This steamed cake texture tasted like 'Huat Kueh' ('Huat Kueh' in Hokkien or 'Fatt Ko' (发糕） Cantonese, meaning prosper in Chinese). It has a nice sweet, citrus taste and flavour as I've added a full tablespoon of orange zest into it. Tastes so good when served warm. 真的要谢谢花主席
Steamed Orange Cupcakes
250g Self raising
1 tsp Baking powder
100g Fine sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten
50g Butter, melted and leave to cool
210g Fresh orange juices + 40g water = 250g
1 tbsp Orange zest
60g Candied orange peels (I used orange strips and dice to small pieces)
1 drop of orange colouring
- Add orange juice, water, colouring and sugar together in a small pot. Stir with a hand whisk under low heat until sugar dissolved and leave to cool. Do not boil the orange juice otherwise you'll get a bitter taste of it.
- Sieve self raising flour into a large bowl. Pour the orange juice directly to the flour, follow by beaten egg and melted butter. Stir well with a hand whisk.
- Lastly add in the candied orange peels and orange zest, fold well with a rubber spatula.
- Divide batter evenly into 7-9 cupcake liners (depend on the size of the liners) to 3/4 full and steam at high heat for about 10-12 minutes.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #25 – Steaming Hot Cakes (November 2012)
Labels: Cupcakes/Muffins, Orange