Ube CC part 2
So last night, I made Ube Cupcakes for the first time but it was getting late and I was too lazy to make the frosting. The cake was tasty, but needed a bit more ube, light and moist. Had some today and it was the same, and not dry at all as others had experienced after having it sit overnight.
My plan for the frosting was to make a buttercream with grated coconut, but my tasting panel didn’t seem too crazy about that idea. So when I got home I proceeded to start with the base buttercream with a thought of adding something to the product. I thought of making the leftover steamed ube into a halaya but I felt too lazy to go out and buy evaporated milk. Instead, I went ahead and added a few teaspoons of the ube into the frosting and mixed away. It was a nice sweet cream cheesy flavor with hints of ube bits and flavor. I put it into my frosting thingajig (sorry I don’t know all the baking terminology yet) and started to dress the tasty treat. Clogged!!! The ube bits clogged the thingamajig. So I had to resort frosting by hand using a mixing spatula. Presentation wasn’t all that but turned out pretty well. A few more slight changes to the recipe should do it and I should be an Ube Cupcake wiz LOL.
Credits for my recipe goes out to BurntLumpia and LetMeEatCake for providing great starting points.
Eunice - first one to get from the batch and my most critical taster and my flavor suggestionaire.
Mel and Sha - cupcake junkies who’ll give me a breakdown on my cupcakes.
Ethan and Cole - the boys thought it was chocolate and loved it! They wouldn’t have tried it if they knew what it was.
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