Monday 1 April 2013

Fresh Chempedak Muffins by Candy Pan

Image courtesy of Syebvonne Nguyen

250g Cake Flour
2 tsp Double Acting Baking Powder
250g Unsalted Butter, Cubed and Softened
300g Castor Sugar (super fine sugar) **can reduce to 200-250 if using very ripe n sweet cempedak**
300g Eggs without shells (about 6 eggs) lightly beaten
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
8 tbsp Full Cream Evaporated Milk
300g Fresh Ripe Peeled Cempedak, cubed into small pieces (I used scissors to cut)

1) Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs in a steady stream then add essence and mix well. (the mixture may look a little curdled its normal)
2) Fold in 1/3 of the flour + baking powder mixture. Add in half the milk and fold till just combined. Repeat until all the flour and milk have been folded in. Fold until smooth. Stir in the cempedak gently. Do not overmix.
3) Pour into cupcake cases until 3/4 full. Bake for 20 mins at 160 degrees or until the skewer comes out clean.

*Folding in the flour and milk alternately will help to make the cake mixture smooth and lump-free. If all the flour is added in at one go, some flour may form lumps in the mixture.
*Cake flour makes the cupcakes lighter in texture
*You can reduce sugar if you find it too sweet, as cempedaks are sweet.
*The cempedaks are not coated with flour and they do not sink to the bottom, I tried on both cake tins and cupcake cases.
*Recipe modified and extracted from Gorgeous Cupcakes for the Homebaker by Anna Chan

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