Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

An easy version of a Filipino Food dessert favorite!



For the cupcakes

For coconut cream and sugar Frosting

To make frosting thick/stable:


For the Cupcakes

  1. Line cupcake baking sheets
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. Cream Butter until light and fluffy
  4. Mix Ube, icing coloring, and ube extract
  5. Add egg one at a time and mix (do not over whip)
  6. Add cake mix
  7. Fold in mixture until all ingredients are combined
  8. Adjust violet color to preference
  9. Spoon evenly into lined cupcake pan (about 24 cupcakes)
  10. Bake for 15 to 18 mins or until toothpick comes out clean
  11. Cool and top with Coconut Cream Icing

For the Coconut Cream Frosting

  1. Open can of Coconut Cream, drain and only use the thick cream
  2. Put Coconut Cream into a bowl
  3. Add Confectioners Sugar
  4. Mix until sugar is dissolved
  5. In a separate small bowl, dissolve gelatin in hot water by stirring the water continously
  6. Temper the gelatin by adding a tablespoon of coconut cream frosting to the gelatin while stirring quickly to avoid clumps
  7. Repeat step 6 twice (total of three tablespoons of coconut cream frosting)
  8. Mix the gelatin mixture slowly into the large bowl with the rest of the frosting
  9. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours
  10. Whip until soft peaks form
  11. Pipe on top of cupcakes or cakes

Keywords: Easy Ube Cupcakes