Ube, also known as purple yam, is a root vegetable that is popular in Asian countries and in Hawaii. Ube is starchy, and it has a similar texture to sweet potato. To make cupcakes with ube in it, I cooked the ube and the mashed it. Then, I add the ube into the cupcake batter before baking it.
Ube Chiffon Cupcakes Recipe
Serving: ~12 cupcakes
- 3 eggs, separated (whip the egg whites till stiff peak, add 1/8 cup of sugar when it is foamy)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup cooked ube
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cake flour, sifted (if substituting AP flour, add 2 tsp cornstarch)
- Watch video for step by step instructions.
- Bake the cupcakes at 350 F. for 12-13 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean) OR use a Babycakes cupcake maker and bake for 9-10 minutes.