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Steamed Orange Cupcakes

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When I first saw Joceline's Steamed Orange Cupcakes, I told myself I have to try it as it sounds quite healthy with little butter used and orange is also one of my favourite fruits. This steamed cake texture tasted like 'Huat Kueh' ('Huat Kueh' in Hokkien or 'Fatt Ko' (发糕) Cantonese, meaning prosper in Chinese). It has a nice sweet, citrus taste and  flavour as I've added a full tablespoon of orange zest into it. Tastes so good when served warm. 真的要谢谢花主席的分享 :)


Steamed Orange Cupcakes
    Ingredients makes 7
    250g Self raising
    1 tsp Baking powder 
    100g Fine sugar
    1 Egg, lightly beaten
    50g Butter, melted and leave to cool
    210g Fresh orange juices + 40g water = 250g
    1 tbsp Orange zest
    60g Candied orange peels (I used orange strips and dice to small pieces)
    1 drop of orange colouring

     Method:
  • Add orange juice, water, colouring and sugar together in a small pot. Stir with a hand whisk under low heat until sugar dissolved and leave to cool. Do not boil the orange juice otherwise you'll get a bitter taste of it. 
  • Sieve self raising flour into a large bowl. Pour the orange juice directly to the flour, follow by beaten egg and melted butter. Stir well with a hand whisk.
  • Lastly add in the candied orange peels and orange zest, fold well with a rubber spatula.
  • Divide batter evenly into 7-9 cupcake liners (depend on the size of the liners) to 3/4 full and steam at high heat for about 10-12 minutes.


      I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #25 – Steaming Hot Cakes (November 2012)
                                    hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders. 

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  1. Ann, I dun fancy huat kueh but these cupcakes looks much more tasty than huat kueh.

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    1. Jess, I also don't quite fancy huat kueh but these taste quite good with the orange flavour.

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  2. 会开口笑的小蛋糕,真可爱,我也要趁热拿一个来吃,嘻嘻!

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    1. 随便拿,要几个都可以。这个要谢谢花花才对。

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  3. It is good for a change to steam cupcakes....and most of all...it is citrus cupcakes and I am imagining the citrus in my lips now....I guess this cake must be soft and moist.

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    1. Have a try. I even re-steamed it the next day.

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  4. 香喷喷的orange味道,蛋糕也很美哦。。。。

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  5. 喜欢你的发糕,每个都笑的这么甜。

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  6. Hi Ann, love the pieces of orange zest inside. I am also a huge fan of orange cakes... this looks irresistible especially when its piping hot!

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    1. Mich, I also love the orange peels inside, not very sweet after steaming.

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  7. They look nice! I have seen these kind of cupcakes in Singapore, but I have never tasted them :)

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  8. 个个cupcake都笑得那么美呢 :)

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  9. Hmm... this is so healthy. I like this type of steamed cake.

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  10. 开口笑的橙味蒸小蛋糕很漂亮,我很喜欢那香香的橙味。。:)

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  11. Ann~~
    SO CUTE!!!! smilling steam cake~~
    with smiling paper...

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  12. I haven't tried steamed cakes before. Will try this, looks yum!

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    1. Cheah, have a try. Only made 7 good for small family.

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  13. Mmm...nice. I like the tangy taste :)

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  14. Is the taste somewhere close to those colorful kuehs that are selling at pasar malam? they called it Wan Ko Kueh?

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    1. Hi Jocelyn,
      Yes taste a bit like 'Wan Ko Kueh'.

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  15. Ann, these sure look like Huat Kueh with big smiles on their faces :)

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    1. Phong Hong,
      Joceline added baking powder, more 'huat' than mine. :D

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  16. Yummy steamed cakes , Ann ! Love the orange flavor :)

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  17. Wow the cupcakes look so lovely and cute. and nice flavor

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  18. your orange steamed cake sound light and good!

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  19. Your steamed orange cupcakes broke into a very sweet smile, better than my huat kuehs!
    I dun usually have such luck with steaming cupcakes or huat kuehs :)

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  20. Another great work of yours, Ann! These cakes look soft enough to pop all into my mouth :) xoxo

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  21. Oh, the cuppies looked pretty in orange:) Orange, wah, alot of orange juices..., mmmm bet they must be yummy...:))

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    1. Yes, I also like that alot of orange juices in the recipe.

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  22. 我很少做发糕,曾经做到不法的发糕就很xian要再试。这个橙味的我很喜欢叻。。。我也要一个,来个好预兆。

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    1. 花花的食谱很好跟,可以在试试看。
      来来来,多拿几个,让你发发发!

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  23. I do like these fluffy cakes - love the addition of orange!

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  24. The smiley face cupcake liners with this huat gao have certainly brightened up my night, hahaha! Love how they opened up like a flower in full blossom!

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    1. Jessie,
      Actually I just used these cupcake liners because it matches the orange colour. So lucky the cake bloomed up :D

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  25. the orange cupcakes looks tempting! must be tasting good!

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    1. Sephanie,

      Have a try, this is very easy to make at home.

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  26. I haven't had steamed cupcakes for a while and your orange flavor makes my mouth water. I love that you used candied orange peels... so delicious! And it's been a while since I stopped by, and I love your new header!! :)

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    1. Hello Nami,

      Thank you very much for your compliment :)

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  27. Ann,
    Your steamed orange cupcakes are so pretty!!
    All smiling and laughing..heehee
    How i wish i can try one now!! ;p
    mui..^^

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    1. Mui Mui,

      Thank you! Wish you're my neighbour, so that I can share my bakes with you :)

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  28. Ann, your cupcakes look really good! Can I ask if I do not have self-raising flour, can I use all purpose or cake flour in substitution? Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Eileen,

      I think you can add 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the all purpose or cake flour.

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  29. Perfect little orange steam cakes! Would be great for breakfast, tea or anytime! Love the golden colour and the nice smile. :D

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  30. i also like how you present this steamed cuppies..looks like they are sitting on a little glass! wonderful texture too!

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  31. These steamed muffins look marvelous! Gorgeous clicks, Ann.

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  32. Oh Ann, those looks incredible! I wouldn't be able to stop at one. I love steamed cakes, and this one is must try since it has the soothing aroma of oranges. I can imagine it is very delicious and light! Thank you for sharing it, and have a gorgeous weekend

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  33. this is so innvoative anncoo! i haven't tried a steamed cake but it seems like it makes the cakes very soft and moist.
    is there any way to steam a cake if i don't have a steamer?

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  34. My son and I love Huat Kueh... and I am sure we'll love this one too :D

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  35. Beautiful and soft looking cuppies...must be really flavourful!!! :)

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  36. I love orange cakes. Steamed is even better. It looks really moist. I bet the taste and flavour is awesome....mmm

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  37. It has been a while since I ate huat kueh. These steamed cakes must be really tasty with the orange juice and candied orange peel. Orange cake is one of may favorites too. :)

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  38. hihi need how many oranges to squeeze out 210g? haha i seldom take oranges so dunno.wat if i dun add the zest n the candied oranges?ok?
    can i use those packet orange juice?

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    1. I think about 3-5 oranges, depend on the sizes of the oranges. Can use measuring cup to measure 210ml instead. If you want to take away the zest and candied oranges, the taste will be different and packet orange juice is not fresh.

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  39. Hi Ann, I tried this today. Very happy they turned out well. BTW, I used milk instead of water. It was good. Thanks for sharing.

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