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Thai Steamed Cupcakes (Khanom Pui Fai)

9 INGREDIENTS • 11 STEPS • 40MINS

Thai Steamed Cupcakes (Khanom Pui Fai)

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Khanom Pui Fai or Thai steamed cupcakes are one of the most famous desserts served during the Lunar New Year in Thailand. They're sweet, fluffy, and so easy to make! The aromas from the jasmine extract make these cupcakes outstanding.
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
Lead Culinary Producer🍳🎬 Another food lover! Never say no to CHILIES🌶, LIME, SUGAR AND FISH SAUCE! Find me on instagram @tangy.tina 📸
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Khanom Pui Fai or Thai steamed cupcakes are one of the most famous desserts served during the Lunar New Year in Thailand. They're sweet, fluffy, and so easy to make! The aromas from the jasmine extract make these cupcakes outstanding.
40MINS
Total Time
$1.06
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
us / metric
Cake Flour
1 1/2 cups
Cake Flour
Baking Powder
as needed
Baking Powder
Water
10 tsp
Cold Water
Milk
10 tsp
Vanilla Extract
as needed
Vanilla Extract
or Jasmine Extract
Lime
1
Lime, juiced
4 tsp of juice needed, plus more for dipping
Red Food Coloring
4 drops
Red Food Coloring
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
266
Fat
0.2 g
Protein
4.7 g
Carbs
61.2 g
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
Lead Culinary Producer🍳🎬 Another food lover! Never say no to CHILIES🌶, LIME, SUGAR AND FISH SAUCE! Find me on instagram @tangy.tina 📸
https://www.sidechef.com

Author's Notes

Use a gas stove for better results. If you’re using an electric stove, make sure to control the heat very well.
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step 1
Line each cupcake tin with cupcake paper. Then in a steamer pot, add water and bring it to a boil.
step 2
In a medium bowl, add Cake Flour (1 1/2 cups) and Baking Powder (as needed). Whisk to combine.
step 3
In a large bowl, add Farmhouse Eggs® Large Brown Eggs (2). Use a hand mixer on high speed to beat the egg until fluffy about 3 minutes.
step 4
Gradually add Granulated Sugar (1 cup) while beating on high speed until the mixture become thicker for about 3 minutes. Make sure to use a rubber spatula to scrape the side into the mixture.
step 5
Add Vanilla Extract (as needed), Lime (1), Water (10 tsp), and Milk (10 tsp). Beat until just combined.
step 6
Into the wet mixture, sift in the dry mixture. Use a hand mixer on low speed to mix until combined for about 2 minutes. Make sure to use a rubber spatula to scrape the side into the mixture.
step 7
Add Red Food Coloring (4 drops). Then use a spatula to mix the batter until the color is even.
step 8
Evenly pour the batter into cupcake tins. Dip a toothpick in lime juice and draw a cross on the top part of the cupcake.
step 9
Place the cupcake on the steamer insert and transfer it to the pot of boiling water. Then reduce the heat to medium-low, making sure not to bring it to a boil otherwise your cupcake will be soaked with water. Cover with a lid and Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
step 10
Once cooked, transfer the cupcake out from the tin to a wire rack to cool down completely.
step 11
Serve them as a dessert in your Lunar New Year feast.
step 11 Serve them as a dessert in your Lunar New Year feast.
Tags
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
Thai
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