Ube Cupcakes

Recipe by Chef #332611
READY IN: 52mins
SERVES: 24-30




  • Peel and slice the yams into inch thick slices. Transfer into a medium pan, rinse, then cover with cool water. Bring to boil and simmer until tender. Mash with a fork.
  • Crack eggs into a large bowl. Beat with a whisk until yellows and whites are combined.
  • Gradually add sugar and whisk until combined.
  • Add oil and whisk until combined. Add chopped macapuno, mashed yams and vanilla and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.
  • Add about a third of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix to combine.
  • Add about one half of the buttermilk and mix to combined.
  • Repeat above, alternating flour and evaporated milk and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Scoop into cupcake papers about half to two-thirds full (depending on whether you want flat or domed cupcakes. Note that these cupcakes will don't shrink. Two-thirds full will result in domed cupcakes.).
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.