Pandan Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes
 
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Yield: 8 to 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
Egg Yolk Batter
  • 40 grams egg yolks, at room temperature (about 2 egg yolks)
  • 25 grams caster sugar
  • 35 grams canola oil
  • 35 grams water, at room-temperature (or coconut milk)
  • 40 grams plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon pandan extract
Egg White Batter
  • 100 grams egg whites, at room temperature (about 3 egg whites)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 15 grams caster sugar
Whipped Cream Filling
  • 100 grams whipping cream (minimum 35% fat)
  • 10 grams caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  2. Egg Yolk Batter: Whisk all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
  3. Egg White Batter: Get another mixing bowl (preferably metal) and make sure it's dry and oil-free. Add in the egg whites and beat with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until foamy. Add in the salt and beat the egg whites on medium speed. While the mixer is running, add in the sugar gradually. Once all the sugar has been added, turn the mixer speed up to medium-high and beat until stiff peaks formed.
  4. Add ⅓ of the Egg White Batter into the Egg Yolk Batter. Using the wire whisk, fold in the egg whites to loosen the mixture. Fold in the remaining Egg White Batter gently with the wire whisk. Change to a rubber spatula and scrape up the bottom of the mixing bowl a few times, making sure that both batters are mixed well together.
  5. Divide the batter among 8 cupcake liners (10 to 12 if using standard-size cupcake liners) and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. The cupcakes will puff during baking then shrink slightly as it cools. Let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Whipped Cream Filling: Chill a bowl and the beaters (of the electric mixer) in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla into the chilled bowl and beat on medium to medium-high speed until stiff peaks formed. Transfer the whipped cream into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  7. Poke the cupcakes in the middle with the star tip and squeeze in the whipped cream until the cupcakes is slightly puffed. Remove and pipe a small star on top as decoration if desired. Dust with icing sugar, garnish with mint leaves and serve.
  8. Store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Naggy Notes
- If using standard-size cupcake liners, the recipe will yield 10 to 12 cupcakes. As the square cupcake holders I used are bigger than standard-size, I only yield 8 cupcakes.

- Fill the cupcake liners 80% full if you want it to balloon out of the cupcake holders. If you don't want it to rise above the cupcake holders, don't fill them as full.

- Adapted from My Little Favourite DIY's Fail Proof Pandan Chiffon
Recipe by Foodie Baker at https://www.foodiebaker.com/pandan-hokkaido-chiffon-cupcakes/