Light and airy, these Cream Filled Chiffon Cupcakes are a dream of a dessert. These cupcakes are made with simple ingredients are so soft and have a spongy texture.
I can honestly tell you that these are the lightest, softest and fluffiest cupcakes I have ever baked
They are different from a regular sponge cake. Sponge cakes usually depend on baking powder and baking soda for leavening.
Chiffon cakes are more dependant on stiffly beaten egg whites for leavening. Here are a few guidelines to follow to create that perfection
HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHIFFON CUPCAKES
- Beating the egg whites to a stiff peak is one of the important factors that create that soft fluffy perfection when baked. How do you know when the egg whites are perfectly beaten? When you lift the whisk, the tip of egg whites go straight up and then fold over. It’s stiff enough to stand up, yet the tip is soft that it folds over. Avoid overbeating at this stage. Overbeating the egg whites will cause it to have a curdled appearance and is not usable.
- When you fold the beaten egg whites into the beaten yolks, be really gentle. Use a spatula to fold in the egg whites. It is important to use light movements so that you do not deflate the beaten egg whites. If it is deflated, then the cupcakes will be dry and dense.
- Light folding of the beaten egg whites with the yolk is important, but it must also be thoroughly mixed together. Large air pockets form in the cupcakes if these two are now well combined.
- Butter or margarine cannot be substituted with the oil here. The oil also plays an important factor in creating the soft airy texture.
FILLING THE CUPCAKES
What I really love about these cupcakes is that it is not overly sweet. The delicate whipped cream works perfectly in taste with the soft airy cupcakes. After the cupcakes are baked, they are left to cool down.
Whipped cream is filled into a piping bag and the tip inserted into the cupcake. The cream is pressed gently into the cake and filled to the top.
I love the simplicity of this frosting. Easy and delicious. Then dusted with powdered sugar and it is ready to be savored
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