I am looking forward for today's posting as I know there are sure a lot of pumpkin cupcakes posts today! Too bad I need to go to meeting soon so can't do any blog hopping now :(. Recently our division almost need to camp in the meeting room, 吃喝拉撒all in there hahahaha... too exaggerating lah :P But everyday having lunch meeting and eat those fast food like pizza, KFC, McDonald really no joke, making me waist keep expanding :(
When I got this mission to post pumpkin cupcakes for today, I had decided that I must try out Eileen's recipe as I am attracted by the texture of the cake. On top of that, I have not tried beating the batter over the bowl of warm water before, really interesting. I double up her recipe and make into cupcakes and loaf size.
Recipe adapted with modification from Eileen's Diary
Ingredients : (yield 8 cupcakes and 1 8" x 3.5" x 3")
80g pumpkin puree
140g caster sugar (I reduced to 100g)
120g cake flour
40g corn flour
180g unsalted butter (melted)
100g raisins/dried cranberries/dried apricot (soaked with rum)
some almond flakes
1. Mix cake flour and corn flour and sift.
2. Place the mixing bowl on top of a bigger bowl of warm water, whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy and pale.
4. Add in mashed pumpkin and continue to beat until ribbon stage (use the beater to draw a "8" and the batter only disappear after a few sec)
5. Take a few tbsp of flour and mix into the melted butter.
6. Add the balance flour in a few addition into the egg mixture, use spatula to fold until no trace of flour.
7. Take 1/4 of the batter and mix into the butter batter, mix well.
8. Pour it into the flour batter, fold it gently to mix well, be careful not be deflate the batter.
9. Coated the dried fruits with flour and fold into the batter.
10. Pour the batter into the cake pan and cupcakes cases 80% full and bake in pre-heated oven at 170C for 10 mins.
11. Remove from oven and drizzle the almond flakes and continue to bake for 10-15 mins for cupcakes, 25 mins for cake pan.
The cake is so soft and moist, sweetness is just ok due to the added dried fruits, however if is just plain by itself it is not really sweet, I had reduced the sugar too much liao lol. But this cake is really nice, dear husband and I think that this cake is actually tasted even better than the previous pumpkin butter cake. Definitely a keeper!
1. the batter is quite running so actually added the dried fruits / raisins in the batter will sink in the bottom even coated with a lot of flour.
& co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.