Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Cheese Cupcakes

My father used to own a neighbourhood bakery when I was a teenager and one of the items that I really liked (I love everything in a bakery!) was these little fluffy cakes flavoured with cheese. It's sweet yet savoury and does not have any frosting. Yummy! Fast forward 18 years, I came across this website of Filipino cuisines and lo and behold, cheese cupcakes! Apparently this is a popular local delight, interesting! Just so happened to have all the ingredients needed in my fridge(it's fate!) so let's bake!

Makes 12-14 cupcakes

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated + more for topping
1 3/4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 can condensed milk
120g butter, cut into small cubes and softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten

  1. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. 
  2. Beat together butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. 
  3. Add the flour mixture and condensed milk alternatively to the creamed butter and egg mixture while beating in low speed, combine until smooth in texture.
  4. Fold the grated cheese into the batter.
  5. Scoop batter into paper-lined muffin cups to 3/4 full. Top with cheddar cheese and bake in a 180C pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top should be golden and crispy.

It's not as light and cheesecake-like like my dad's cakes, but it's still super delicious! I love munching the crispy and cheesy top before sinking my teeth into the fluffy cake. So good..

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