Cupcake shops have been popping up a lot around Singapore and the flavours that have we’ve been seeing are pretty interesting and unique. If any one of you are planning to save some money and bake your own cupcakes instead, we are venturing into a tasteful delight today – Yuzu Lemon Flaxseed Cupcakes!
What is Yuzu and how do you use it?
Yuzu have been all the hype these days.
For those of you who don’t already know, Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit that looks somewhat like a small grapefruit with uneven skin and can be either yellow or green depending its degree of ripeness.
These days, yuzu is commonly used in cooking, generally as a souring agent via its juice and zest as opposed to being eaten on its own.
Its tart and fragrant flavour has made it popular. We have seen yuzu tea, yuzu vinaigrettes, yuzu in sauces; they have also been seen in snack flavours like chips and biscuits!
Benefits of Good Lady’s 100% Pure Golden Flaxseed Powder
Another ingredient used in this recipe is Flaxseed. Flaxseed is known to be a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants and fiber.
We are utilizing Good Lady’s 100% Pure Golden Flaxseed Powder in this cupcake recipe, and this powder is loaded with a great number of nutritious benefits.
To delve more into the goodness of this ingredient, these seeds contain high amount of protein, lignans, and essential fatty omega-3. The nutrients in Flaxseed may lower the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
With the aforementioned benefits of the ingredients that we are using in this recipe, how can you not be excited to start baking these nutritious and tasty cupcakes?
Step 1- Prepare the flour mixture
Add the flour, salt and flaxseed powder in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Step 2- Prepare the Yuzu Lemon batter
This step is important for the flavour of these cupcakes.
Beat butter in a mixing bowl until soft and creamy. Add in sugar and zest and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the egg yolks and beat till well-combined.
Add in the flour mixture and yuzu juices into the batter in three batches and beat till it is well-combined.
Step 3 - Prepare the meringue and combine into the batter
We are doing a plain meringue so that our Yuzu Lemon Flaxseed Cupcakes will be nice and fluffy.
In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites till they turn frothy. Gradually add in sugar and beat till the peak stiffens.
Fold the meringue into the yuzu lemon batter in three batches using a spatula till it is well-combined.
Step 4- Bake the cupcakes
It’s now time to bake the cupcakes! Line the cupcake tin with cupcake liners and fill them till they are about ¾ filled up. A baking tip here is to use an ice cream scoop to fill up the cupcake liners.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 180°C for twenty to twenty-five minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cupcake.
Step 5- Prepare the yuzu lemon cream cheese frosting
What a cupcake without it’s frosting? We are making a yuzu lemon cream cheese frosting for our cupcake.
Beat the cream cheese and butter until it is smooth. Add the icing sugar and beat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is light and creamy. Add the yuzu jam and whisk until light.
Fill the frosting into a piping bag and pipe the frosting on the cupcakes.
A tip is to put a piping bag over a tall cup to help to hold it upright while filling the piping bag.
Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes in a circular motion, starting from the center.
Make sure that your cupcakes have completely cooled before frosting them or the frosting will run!
Top off your cupcakes with some Yuzu bits and you are done!
These cupcakes are considered to be healthier and less sinful desserts, so if you are someone who loves consuming food that benefits your body, you should give this recipe a go!
Get the recipe here!