Thursday, June 28, 2012

Honey & Condensed Milk Sponge Cupcakes (蜂蜜煉乳杯子蛋糕)

Recipe from Carol自在生活- 蜂蜜煉乳杯子蛋糕.


Ingredients (yield 10 cupcakes)
3 egg
45g caster sugar
100g cake flour
15g honey
15g condensed milk
30g milk
1/4tsp vanilla paste
50g unsalted butter (melted)

1. Preheat oven to 175C.
2. Lined muffins pan with paper casing and set aside.
3. With a hand whisk, whisk eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl over a pot of simmer hot water. (Base of mixing bowl not touching water.)
4. Keep whisking till the egg mixture reach about 40C.
5. Remove from simmering water, pour egg into cake mixer bowl.
6. Whisk at high speed for 5mins till it increase in volume and pale.
7. Reduce speed to medium-low and continue to whisk till it stable where only tiny air bubbles can be seen, it take about 10-15mins.
8. Reduce speed to low and continue to whisk for a minute.
9. Dissolve honey and condensed milk in warm milk. (I mixed them together in a small bowl, warmed it up in microwave oven for 10sec and mix well.)
10.Sift flour into egg batter in 3 portions and fold in.
11.Mix lukewarm honey mixture and melted butter together.
12.Lastly fold in liquid mixture into cake batter till well blended.
13.Spoon batter into cupcake pan till 70% full.
14.Tap pan on counter top to burst air bubbles in the cake batter.
15.Spray water on surface of cake batter.
16.Bake in preheated oven for 18mins.
17.Remove cakes from pan and cool it on a wire rack.


Little blue said...

Is breakfast time ~ yum yum!

Happy Flour said...

Hi 蓝色小厨,

Hahaha...go ahead help yourselves. ^_^

Kimmy said...

Happy Flour, need your advice on why we need to spray water before baking the cupcakes? Was wondering whether the batter can be baked in a loose base pan instead of cupcakes?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kimmy,

This cake can be baked in a baking tin. I understood that water is spray on the surface of castella cake before baking to keep the crust moist and prevent over browning during the long baking hour. I think for this cupcakes this also serve the same purpose. However I didn't spray water as I felt that it is unnecessary. This cupcakes has a short baking time.

Kimmy said...

OIC, but what's the baking time if I'm using baking tin? Are your cupcake casings the parchment type?
Thanks Happy Flour - I'm learning so much tips on baking from you and I'm more confident to try the various cakes.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kimmy,

For baking tin bake at 180C for 25-28mins. I'm using the usual cupcake casing.

Glad that my little tips did help you. Don't worry as you bake more often you will get to understand more. You will get even better by learning though trial and error.

Unknown said...

hi kimmy, why must we whisk e egg n sugar over a pot of warm water? can we choose not to do that? thanks.