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Steamed Coffee Cupcakes

Now that I am starting to bake more, I am feeling happier! Haha :)

That's quite weird right, but I de-stress by baking, just like what a lot other ladies do too! I guess this is better than shopping to de-stress lol.

Can't wait to launch a mini bake sale soon!

The other morning, I chanced upon a simple steamed cupcake recipe posted on Healthy Food for My Baby Facebook group. Decided to make those cupcakes as breakfast for hubby and myself (not baby hahaha!).

I love my mug at the background - "By the grace of God, I am what I am" - 1 Corinthians 15:10

The original recipe uses milo powder, which I changed to instant coffee, because that was what we had in the pantry. I probably will want to try using cocoa powder next time!

I had been searching for simple steamed cupcake recipes, but had not been getting down to making one, because most would need to beat eggs and sugar till ribbon stage. I don't think I wanna do this early in the morning *flex arm muscles* haha!

So I was very happy to have seen this recipe. And this is not a very sweet steamed cupcake - perfect for breakfast! However, I noticed that the recipe uses a little more on baking powder. I am using aluminum free one, which I bought from Phoon Huat.

Oh ya, and can I say I am in love with Old Town's Hazelnut Coffee? Hee :)

Steamed Coffee Cupcakes - Recipe Adapted from Amanda Ho
- 3 tbsp self raising flour *I used plain flour + slightly less than 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp 3-in-1 instant coffee
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil

1. Mix sugar, flour, coffee powder and oil together evenly.

2. Add beaten eggs and mix well.

3. Steam for around 15 - 20 mins.

That's simple right? Try it out, and leave me a comment on how it goes! :)



  1. Those look absolutely dainty, delicate and delicious! I love the traditional style of steamed cupcakes - they just have the fluffiest texture that sort of reminds me of a chiffon cake.
    Yours look so well done and I love your photos!

    1. Thank u!! :) Yup I kind of like the texture and taste as well. No fuss breakfast for adults!