Recently I fell in love with anything-steamed haha! Steaming seems easier than baking – especially food like steamed buns and cakes.
Nutella blossoms are small steamed cupcakes with Nutella filling inside. They also usually use ovalette or condensed milk to stabilise the batter while baking. I have omitted the use of these 2 items, for healthier baking, and the steamed Nutella blossoms seemed ok!
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I have chosen to pipe on Hello Kitty and Cinnamon Roll on the cupcakes! Do take note to concentrate the drawings more towards the centre of the cupcake liner, as the cupcakes will expand after steaming.
If you are also using paper liners like me, place the liners into silicone cups or mini muffin tray for support.
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A basic steamed cupcake recipe that uses whipping of whole eggs.
- 1 egg
- 90 g cake or top flour*
- 70 g sugar*
- 50 ml milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Nutella, kaya, jam, etc
- 1/4 tsp charcoal powder optional
Place egg and sugar in your mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for a few mins before switching to high speed to beat the egg mixture till light and fluffy. I beat until ribbon stage 🙂
Add in milk and mix well. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix lightly till well combined. You can do so in 2 or 3 batches. If you would like to draw on the nutella blossom like I did, reserve 3/4 tsp of batter in a small bowl. Add in charcoal powder and mix well. Place into piping bag, snip off a small opening for piping.
Spoon or pipe into cupcake cases half way, add in a dollop of filling, before covering with some more cake batter, till 80% full. Pipe pattern on the top of cake batter if you wish.
Steam over medium low heat (or medium heat if your steamer is big) for about 7-9 mins.
Remove from steamer once done and leave to cool.
I am using Prima's unbleached top flour. Most top/cake flour is bleached, and not so good for health in the long run, so do check the ingredient list or packaging. I am also using Bob Red Mill's aluminum free baking powder.
You can reduce sugar to 60g if you want it to be less sweet. I used only 50g of sugar so as to reduce sugar intake for my child 🙂
Recipe adapted from RAZZ