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Super soft Chinese steamed mango cupcakes infused with real mango fruit and made without yeast with that signature smiling top. Mango Huat Kueh / Fatt Goh (Steamed Mango Cupcakes)

If you are wondering what else you can do with mango, you should give this steamed mango cupcakes a try. The cupcakes bloom or split open and that’s why they have been called huat kueh or fatt goh/fa gao. This mango huat kueh is adapted from the Pandan huat kueh recipe that my family and friends really enjoy. They are incredibly soft, fluffy, and they taste like cake with an incredible mango aroma.

Important tips for success

1. Check your baking powder The cupcakes depend solely on baking powder to make it fluffy and bloom open 2. Fill the cup only 3/4 full 3. If you have a piping bag, I suggest using it to easily fill the cup with the cake batter, it makes the job much easier and neater 4. The water in the steamer needs to be hot boiling when you are ready to steam. The batter can’t sit around for too long because the baking powder will lose its potency the longer it sits 5. Steam over high heat to ensure the cupcake will split open into sections

Mango Huat Kueh / Fatt Goh (Steamed Mango Cupcakes)

How to make mango huat kueh

1. Puree mango until smooth 2. Bring water in the steamer to a boil. Make sure there’s enough water in the steamer. Line individual muffin cups with paper. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside. 3. Crack an egg into a mixing bowl of a mixer. Add sugar and use a whisk attachment to cream until the mixture is pale and creamy with medium speed, about 2 minutes. 4. Add milk and mango puree. Continue to whisk for another 2 minutes 5. Gradually add in the flour mixture, alternating with the cooking oil. Continue to do so until you run out of flour and oil

6. The batter will be thick 7. I transferred the batter into a piping bag as I feel like it’s easier to fill up the cup without being messy, but you can use a spoon to scoop the thick batter into the cup with a spoon. 8. Fill it up to about 3/4 full. Smooth the top of the batter to make it neat so it will “split” open neatly 9. If the lid you use to cover the steamer’s pot doesn’t have a dome shape where there water condensation can drip down on the side, I suggest you wrap the lid with a cloth. If you use a bamboo steamer or if the lid is dome, you don’t need to wrap with a cloth. Place the cups inside the steamer and steam over high heat. Make sure the heat is high. Steam for 15 minutes. Do not open the lid throughout the steaming process. 10. After 15 minutes, you can open the lid immediately and remove the cake from the steamer 11. Let them cool down for 1 minute and then transfer out from the muffin tin and let them cool down on a cooling rack

How to store mango huat kueh

1. Let them cool down completely 2. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, if it’s really humid where you are and you are afraid it might get spoiled, store them in the fridge. They may harden in the fridge 3. They can also be kept frozen. I put them in a double layer of freezer bag, push all the air out and seal. They can be kept frozen for one month 3. If you keep in the fridge or freezer, simply reheat in the microwave for about 10 seconds or so (if not frozen) or about 20 seconds or so or (if frozen) until they are warm and soft again. You can also use a steamer to steam over medium heat for about 5 minutes or so Mango Huat Kueh / Fatt Goh (Steamed Mango Cupcakes)

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Mango Huat Kueh / Fatt Goh (Steamed Mango Cupcakes)

Mango Huat Kueh / Fatt Goh (Mango Steamed Cupcakes)

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 35 mins

Servings 10 cupcakes

Ingredients  

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 large egg about 58-60 grams with the shell, room temperature
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 120 gr mango puree
  • 50 ml whole milk
  • 80 gr oil

Instructions 

Prepare cake batter:

  • Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Bring a water in the steamer to a boil. Make sure there's enough water in the steamer. Line individual muffin cups with paper

  • Crack an egg into a mixing bowl of a mixer. Add sugar and use a whisk attachment to cream until the mixture is pale and creamy with medium speed, about 2 minutes. Add milk and mango puree.  Continue to whisk another 2 minutes

  • Gradually add in the flour mixture, alternating with the cooking oil. Continue to do so until you run out of flour and oil. The batter will be thick

  • I transferred the batter into a piping bag as I feel like it's easier to fill up the cup without being messy, but you can use a spoon to scoop the thick batter into the cup with a spoon. Fill it up to about 3/4 full. Smooth the top of the batter to make it neat so it will "split" open neatly

  • If the lid you use to cover the steamer's pot doesn't have a dome shape where there water condensation can drip down on the side, I suggest you wrap the lid with a cloth. If you use a bamboo steamer or if the lid is dome, you don't need to wrap with a cloth

  • Place the cups inside the steamer and steam over high heat. Make sure the heat is high. I use the largest burner on the stove and the knob is set to high. Steam for 15 minutes. Do not open the lid throughout the steaming process. After 15 minutes, you can open the lid immediately and remove the cake from the steamer. Let them cool down for 1 minute and then transfer out from the muffin tin and let them cool down on a  cooling rack

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Mango Huat Kueh / Fatt Goh (Mango Steamed Cupcakes)

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.