Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Passionfruit Cupcakes

As strange as this may sound, I'm quite unused to blogger now that I'm working more with Wordpress (on Happee Monkee) . I know it hasn't been that long but really, there is that awkwardness when you change systems like for example between a Mac and a PC. I found when I was using Mac, it was rather difficult to switch back to a PC and vice versa. Or it's like, you taking a different route to work - and after two months you switch back - wouldn't it feel a little strange? We're after all, creatures of habit.

I should declare this week to be Cupcake Week. We seem to have a pattern here. And did I tell you that I just bought a new cookbook? All about cupcakes, cheesecakes and cookies! I love it to bits. Before I go to bed, I read it to myself like a bedtime story. Well laugh if you want, but those pictures are really pretty and I want to go to bed in a happy state of mind.

Recipe by Julie Le Clerc

Passion Fruit Cupcake (makes 12)

  • 75g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp (2 fruits)
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbs self-raising flour
  1. Heat oven to 180C. Grease or line 12 muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in passionfruit pulp, then fold in sifted flour.
  4. Half fill paper cases with mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of one cake comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Passionfruit Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 30g butter, softened
  • 80g cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 passionfruits
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese and icing sugar together. Don’t over beat the frosting.
  2. Fold in pulp from one passion fruit. Mix well.
  3. Swirl frosting on cupcakes. To decorate, squeeze some pulp on top.


Y said...

Yay to cupcake week! :D

Monkee said...

Thanks for dropping by LemonPi!
I love cupcakes too <3

Patricia Scarpin said...

I'm a total sucker for anything passionfruit - these are amazing!

Tenina said...

Passionate about passionfruit and LOVE cupcakes, this is the perfect pairing!
I'm home FYI, fooded out and tired out, but loved and getting organised for a new post at last!

Monkee said...

Patricia and Tenina,
Yes, passionfruit is the way to go!
Good to have you back Tenina :D