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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ube Coconut Cupcakes



makes 12 cupcakes
prep time: 45 min / cook time: 18-20 min

UBE CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS
6 tbsp ube powder
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick), melted and cooled
1/2 c milk, room temperature
2 tbsp coconut milk
1 large egg, room temperature and lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
10 drops red food coloring
5 drops blue food coloring
3/4 c boiling water

COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM INGREDIENTS
1 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
1/2 c coconut milk
1/3 c sugar

COCONUT CARAMEL FILLING INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 c coconut whipped cream, taken from the frosting recipe above
3 tbsp fleur de sel caramel
* This can be omitted, I had some left over from a previous recipe
1-2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut

UBE CUPCAKE INSTRUCTIONS
• Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350˚ F.
• Combine ube powder, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
• Add butter, milk, coconut milk, egg, vanilla and food coloring. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
• Add boiling water and beat to combine.
• Evenly divide the batter into each cupcake tin and bake for 18-20 minutes.
• Let cool before assembly.

COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS
• Whip cream and coconut milk until it looks like whipped cream.
• Mix in sugar.

COCONUT CARAMEL FILLING INSTRUCTION
• In a bowl, mix coconut whipped cream, fleur de sel caramel and sweetened shredded coconut.

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
• Using a paring knife, carve a small hole in the middle of the cupcake. Be sure not to cut too deep.
* Use a spoon to gently remove more cupcake if needed.
• Using your favorite pastry tip, fill your pastry bag and pipe a small amount of coconut caramel filling into the cupcake.
• Put the top back onto the cupcake and frost the top with the coconut whipped cream frosting.

** ADDIECAKES' NOTES **
• My first batch baked blue. Yes, blue! I added the food coloring to help retain the purple color.
• You can substitute the ube powder for ube paste or ube extract. Unfortunately, I haven't tested the recipe with either of those ingredients so I'm not sure how much to add.
• If you have coconut cream, you can substitute it for the coconut milk for a more stable and stiff whipped frosting.

ADDIECAKES' DIFFICULTY RATING

ADDIECAKES' TASTE RATING

5 comments:

The Procrastobaker said...

wow...ive never seen such a vibrant beautiful purple in a cupcake before! and the flavours sounds utterly gorgeous, im a complete coconut addict and every component of these sound like my heaven :) gorgeous recipe indeed

Sami and Addie said...

This was a very interesting recipe. The texture was nice and fluffy and not too sweet. The recipe still needs a little work, but I'd like to try it with ube paste or fresh grated ube.

Kristine Lee said...

These look and sound AMAZING! Taste test! Taste test! LOL

paprika579 said...

any idea how much fresh grated ube you could substitute? I'm assuming you would cook the ube until very soft and maybe add it as a puree....

luvee said...

love the coconut frosting! however, even with the addition of food coloring my cupcake still turned into a brownish color

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