Friday, August 14, 2015

Lemon-Poppy Seed Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes : Bake-Along #84

My kids were asking for Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes again, to share with their friends. Using the same recipe which I've baked earlier with orange, I decided to make with lemon and poppy seeds this time. 

Topped with little rounded scoops of red dragon fruit.  Keep refrigerated, best eaten when cold!  Sprinkle some icing sugar just before serving.

I took the cupcakes out from the refrigerator the next day, and took the photos about 15 minutes later, the whipped cream has starting to soften! It was a blazing hot afternoon!

But the filling inside is still firm, as the cake is still cool to the touch from the overnight storage in the fridge. Really good eaten while still cold. Now the kids are asking, what's the next flavour!

Lemon-Poppy Seeds Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes
(adapted from "Let's Eat", Agnes Chang, with some minor changes)
A :
80gm self-raising flour, sifted
40gm caster sugar
1 tbsp poppy seeds
6 egg yolks
60ml lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
60ml corn oil

B :
6 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
70gm caster sugar

Filling :
200gm whipping cream

2 tbsp icing sugar
fresh fruits for decoration

  1. Place all ingredients from A into a medium mixing bowl, stir in one direction till well combined.
  2. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar till foamy, add caster sugar gradually and whisk till stiff.
  3. Mix 1/3 of egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture, and mix well to combine. Slowly pour this mixture into the remaining egg white and stir lightly with a spatula till well combined.
  4. Spoon cake batter into paper cups till 80% full. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C till cupcakes are cooked and golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Remove and leave to cool on wire rack.
  5. Filling : Whisk whipping cream till stiff. Put into a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle and push nozzle into the centre of the cupcake, pipe some cream into it, and over the top centre of the cupcakes. 
  6. Sprinkle cakes with icing sugar, and decorate will slices of fresh fruits.

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  1. Hi Joyce,
    Looks like your kids will expect more of your yummy Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes ^-^!

  2. Joyce, I see that you are on a HCC roll! Your HCC look very pretty and cute. I can understand why your kids are asking for more!

  3. yumm I think I like this combination than the orange one :)

  4. Hi Joyce! These are so pretty and cute! May I ask for orange one for the next flavour?

  5. Yum! I'd like to try one now! I love the poppy seed and lemon combo so these have to be delicious! And chiffon, yum!!!

  6. Poppy and lemon are a classic combo. These chiffon cakes look super, Joyce.

  7. what's the next flavour?...tell them it will be choc and berry...pound cake!!

  8. Hi Joyce,
    I love hokkaido cupcake. Haven't been able to find the time to bake it yet. Your lemon poppy-seed looks so soft and delish!! yumm!!

  9. Hi Joyce,

    It was orange... Now it is lemon! I guess next is lime???

    Very yummy HCC! I bet your kids must be happy feasting on these :D