Saturday 12 July 2014

Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcake

I had baked a batch of Hokkaido Chiffon cupcakes sometime early last year. Like Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids,  I too used the recipe adapted from Sonia Nasi Lemak Lover. I was very happy to see a chiffon cake recipe using cupcake liners as I don’t have a chiffon tube pan.  Zoom ! Zoom ! With super fast action ... lined the cupcakes liners, whisked the egg, folded in the whites ... popped them into the oven ... BUT that bake was a 'disaster' ... the cupcakes deflated (almost flat) and I couldn't even pipe the custard filling.

Okay, pick up the courage to bake these chiffon cupcakes again. Well, my 2nd attempt turned out quite well. The texture is so soft ... so delicate ... that's why I quickly stopped pipping the filling as I scared they might 'burst' LOL!

Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes 北海道牛奶蛋糕
Recipe adapted from Nasi Lemak Lover
makes 9 cupcakes
3 egg yolks
20g sugar
35g corn oil
60g milk
70g cake flour

3 egg whites
25g sugar

60g dairy whipping cream
10g sugar
1tsp instant custard powder

Icing sugar, for dusting (I used snow powder, mango & strawberry for topping)

1. Pre-heat oven to 170C.
2. Arrange paper liners on baking tray.
3. Hand whisk egg yolk and sugar till pale in colour.
4. Add in corn oil and milk, mix well.
5. Sift in cake flour, stir to combine.
6. Beat egg white until foamy, gradually add sugar, and continue beat till soft peak form.
7. Take 1/3 of egg white and use a hand whisk to mix into egg yolk batter.
8. Fold in the balance egg white with a spatula till well combine.
9. Scoop batter into pre-arranged paper liners to about ¾ full.

10. Bake for 20-25 mins at middle rack.
11. Beat whipping cream with sugar till firm and stiff (over a bowl of iced water).
Mine is not detachable to use as electric hand whisk.
12. Add in custard powder, mix well.
13. Pipe custard cream into cupcake and dust with icing sugar. Refrigerated before consume.

Fluffy soft texture ... I should have piped more
custard filling !
Yummy ... all gone within minutes! 
We can't wait to have these yummy lovely chiffon cupcakes for our tea time !
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Thanks to Zoe and Sonia for sharing the wonderful recipe!

Bake-Along #64 : Theme - Chiffon CakePhotobucket

Linking this post for Bake-Along event and 
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  1. I loves these cupcakes lots and lots.....never get bored with it.

  2. Hi, Karen. I am yjinkin to bake the Hokkaido chiffon cup cakes too...but I am really to busy and I am feel so tired...may be tonight I will bake some...I like your idea to top it with mango...will go get some mango tonight!

    1. Hi Jozelyn, cos I've got some leftover mango ... happy baking but don't tired yourself too much!

  3. Hi Karen, Your Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes look yummy. I'm planning to bake some too.

  4. Thanks Ann. Happy baking and looking forward to your sharing!

  5. Hi Karen. Lovely looking cake. Believe it's yummy too. I haven't tried making Hakkaido Chiffon Cupcake. I just bought some strawberries and will try it before my children finished up. But I'll need to get whipping cream. Will go Phoon Huat tomorrow :)

    1. Ha ha Amy you're cute ... 'before my finished up ... strawberries'. Happy baking and thanks for dropping by.

  6. Hi Karen,
    Your Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes looks wonderful. I'm glad that it has turned out well on your second try.
    Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes is definitely on my list of to do! After looking at everyone's lovely cupcakes, I must give it a try! Got to find some time first to get the cupcake cases first!
    Thanks for linking another lovely Chiffon cake!

    1. Thanks Joyce. Ya really felt much better when these cupcakes turned out well on 2nd attempt. Happy baking!

  7. It looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

    1. Hi Linda, you're welcome and thanks for dropping by ^-^

  8. Karen, bravo for your successful second bake! I wanted to bake them too but I did not have enough time :(

    1. Thanks Phong Hong. We can bake along othe theme ^-^

  9. Well done, Karen!!! You did it!

    You must be smiling happily while enjoying these beautiful cakes :D

  10. great that you managed to bake it successfully this time! and after this you can try with some other fillings! lovely looking ! thx for linking to bake along again, cheers!

  11. Thanks Lena, great to bake along again with all of you in this linking theme chiffon cakes ^-^ !

  12. Hi Karen,
    I love to bake HCC too.
    Glad that your second tried turn out great! They look cute in the round cases.

    1. Hi Mui Mui, thanks and glad that I could bake along with you in theme chiffon - Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes ^-^!


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