People know me know that I love polka dots. And stripes. Maybe it’s something about Virgo. I just kind of like patterns. So when I came across this recipe, I couldn’t help but started to make these lovely cupcakes.
Honestly I was a little sceptical about steam cake. It’s just not my cup of tea. I prefer something more buttery and toasty. But these steam cakes brought out the softness and sponginess that no other cakes can possibly compare. And I believe the key is to beat the eggs for a very long time to create the air inside the cakes.
Ingredients (10 regular sized cupcakes):
Heat up steamer. Place cupcake liners into 10 ramekins.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a bowl of a standing mixer with a whisk attachment, mix eggs and sugar on high for 10 minutes, until very pale and light.
Mix in milk and vanilla, then fold in dry ingredients.
Add coloring paste into 1/4 cup batter. Transfer colored batter to a piping bag with a tiny round tip.
Spoon 3 tablespoons of batter into each ramekins. Add a teaspoon of jam, then cover with another 2 tablespoons of batter.
Pipe small pink dots on top.
When the steamer is ready, place in the ramekins and steam on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.