Line each cupcake tin with cupcake paper. Then in a steamer pot, add water and bring it to a boil.
In a medium bowl, add
Cake Flour (1 1/2 cups)
Baking Powder (1/2 tsp)
. Whisk to combine.
In a large bowl, add
Large Eggs (2)
. Use a hand mixer on high speed to beat the egg until fluffy about 3 minutes.
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.
Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp)
Water (3 Tbsp)
Milk (3 Tbsp)
. Beat until just combined.
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.
Red Food Coloring (4 drops)
. Then use a spatula to mix the batter until the color is even.
Evenly pour the batter into cupcake tins. Dip a toothpick in lime juice and draw a cross on the top part of the cupcake.
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.
Once cooked, transfer the cupcake out from the tin to a wire rack to cool down completely.
Serve them as a dessert in your Lunar New Year feast.