Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gula Melaka Cupcakes

These rich and flavourful cupcakes get a perfect score in the taste department, largely attributing to the divine pairing of gula melaka and coconut. Strongly recommended! :)

I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) hosted by Min of Min's Blog.

Thanks to The Kitchen 70's for sharing the recipe. :)

Gula Melaka Cupcakes
Adapted from: The Kitchen 70's

Ingredients (Makes 3)
62.5 g unsalted butter
40 g gula melaka, chopped finely
1 egg, lightly beaten
50 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Some desiccated coconut

1. Sift plain flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and gula melaka till smooth.
3. Add beaten eggs in separate additions, beating well after each addition.
4. Fold in the flour mixture with a spatula.
5. Pour the batter into the cupcake moulds till 80% full and sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top.
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for 20 – 25 minutes.

- I used freshly grated coconut and moistened with a little hot water.
- I folded in some grated coconut after the flour mixture and sprinkled the rest of grated coconut on top.