I've always made these with pandan and rose extracts, but last night I felt like doing something a little different. I made these in green tea and chocolate flavor using matcha powder and cocoa powder. I think these give the cupcakes more flavor but it also weigh down on the batter. The result: although the cucpcakes blossom, they didn't open up as much. I think I'll stick to extracts in the future. :p
I brought a couple of these to work today and some of my coworkers tried them. Their comments are:
"this is interesting..."
"yossi, your cake always have interesting textures..."
"are you trying to choke me?!" --> upon finding out that the cake is steamed on a double broiler
I guess they're just not used to the idea or texture of a steamed cupcake. lol. :)