Chiffon Cupcakes

Time runs very fast, yes?  Do you know what day is it? It’s Fiesta Friday… hosted by the awesome Angie of the Novice Gardener. We all need some treat after having those ‘bad days’ at work or I must admit, also at home. So what are you guys waiting for? Come and join us!! 😉

Btw, how was everyone’s week? Well, I had a blissful week… just minus the pain I had (and still have) due to my migraine. In the past, when my day starts with migraine, the whole day is ruined and I keep on complaining about it. Obviously, nothing happens – it just makes my mood out of control. Then I realized that when I do everything I can to shoo away this Ms. Migraine, but it really wants to stay for a while, what more can I do? Nothing. Just wait until it’s gone. I finally realized that I don’t have to stress myself out with the things I cannot control. Yes, I have done my part in taking medication and some alternatives. If the pain doesn’t go away yet, then I just have to wait. Go on with my life and SMILE. 🙂

Okay, enough with the migraine thing as I have something for everyone…

Few days ago, I cooked the first love of my life, err… I mean tummy – my Filipino Spaghetti. Oh, did I say first love? Uh, how about the Chicken Curry? Fine. Let them share on the first spot. 😀 Anyway, when I cooked it, I don’t think I had bread to go with the pasta and I was feeling a little lazy to buy some. So, I figured out I need something that goes with it. Then a childhood memory came…

During parties, this pasta will not be complete without having its partner – Chiffon Cake. And because I don’t have this special baking pan for the cake, I decided to look for a recipe for cupcakes. Besides, cupcakes are cute… and can be gone in sixty seconds. 😀


I followed this recipe (just without the orange zest, juice and frosting), but only made half of it. Apart from the fact that I only have one oven rack, 24 cuppies were too many, I thought. Okay, I was wrong – so wrong. I proceeded with baking only 12 and when they’re cold (really?) I ate one cupcake. And then, two… three… four. Ooopps! 😀 Then after a while, another hand (honestly, not mine) took a cupcake, and another one… and you know what happened!

Where are the cupcakes?? Did somebody bake cupcakes? I think it was just a dream!! 

Chiffon Cupcakes

  • Servings: 24 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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For the egg yolk/batter mixture:

  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the egg whites/meringue:

  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

For the egg yolk/batter mixture:

  1. In a jug, mix oil, egg yolks, water and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in wet ingredients. Beat until smooth (about 3 minutes).

For the egg whites/meringue:

  1. In another bowl, add in egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until foamy. While beating, gradually add sugar until stiff peaks.
  2. Diving the meringue into three portions, gently fold this mixture to the egg yolk/batter mixture until no white steaks is visible.

Baking the cupcakes:

  1. Fill your paper lined muffin cup about ¾ full.
  2. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  3. Remove from the oven and let them cool in the muffin pans for about a minute.

Source recipe: Wilde in the Kitchen

(I want to thank Angie for sharing with us about the recipe shortcodes. You are amazing, Angie, as always! xx)

So what happened? I baked again!! Should really have followed the full recipe, yeah? I will do better next time. But the same thing happened again! Cupcakes were gone very fast – very, very fast. Luckily, few had been eaten together with the pasta. Few. Just few.


I guess I will be making batches and batches of these just for today. 😀 I hope you enjoy what I brought.

Wishing everyone a happy Fiesta Friday! 😉

P.S. I was just kidding when I said I waited for them to be cold. You know that, right? 😀

92 thoughts on “Chiffon Cupcakes

    1. I just visited your blog and I was amazed on how cute the cake is. I am more than happy that you have tried it and you loved it. 🙂 Hope you have a pleasant day! ❤

  1. Hi Jhuls! Party is winding down to a close, are you behaving yourself? Lol… Chiffon Cupcakes sound fabulous, so soft and fluffy. That’s what I heard anyway, didn’t get a bite! They were gone by the time I got to your plate. Next time, you might have to make double batch, Jhuls!

    1. Hi, Angie! Honestly, I am not. 😛 Since I feel better now and my migraine’s gone, I am normally on my normal behavior which is super hyper. 😀 I just wandered in the kitchen a while ago to see what to cook or bake for the Party. 🙂

      Thank you for coming over, Angie! 🙂 Wishing you a fab day! ❤

  2. These look great — and I am especially glad I read this because I learned something new about embedding a recipe shortcode. I will be using that in the future!!! 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Ahhh, Jhuls, I know I would love to hang out with you, baking and eating up all the cupcakes! These look so light and fluffy and just perfect for a day’s worth of baking and feeding the migraine. I used to get terrible migraines and would have to be in a darkened space for a long time before it went away. It was awful, so I hope you feel better soon!

    1. Dark and warm place. 🙂 Some time ago, I ‘discovered’ by accident that staying in a dark, warm place will keep ease the migraine. I use to cover my self with blanket wearing pajamas and long sleeves, making my self sweat a lot. And after a while… (well, maybe 30 minutes?) my migraine is slowly leaving. Uhm, sometimes it works and sometimes not. If it doesn’t work, that’s the time I take meds.

      Baking and cooking really helps me relieve my stress. Sometimes, I prefer to bake and cook when migraine attacks. Sadly, my body doesn’t agree and muscles gets very weak. So I don’t have any choice but to follow what my body desires. Unless I want to fall while in the kitchen. 😀 Yet, I am sure that is a good idea.

      …and I want to hang out with you, too… with everybody! That will be so so much fun! 😉 ❤

    1. Hahaha! I am glad I made you laugh. 😀

      I was also laughing when I wrote this post as I imagined what happened when I baked these cupcakes.

      Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 😉 ❤

  4. Did you bring just 24 cupcakes? I am afraid they are going to fall short in number :(. Wait, I will keep an eye on everybody so that they don’t pick up 2.
    Oh no..while I was monologuing, the cupcakes are over :(((….. Now I have to make my own batch. :))))…. Surely trying it out and will keep you informed :).

    1. I made batches of batches for the Fiesta Friday… but I think the others enjoyed too much!! 😀

      It’s good to hear that you are making your own… you let me know, okay? 😉

      Enjoy the rest of the weekend! ❤

    1. Yes. That’s what I am doing – breathe and let it go. There’s nothing I can do, right? So I’ll just wait. Thankfully, I feel better now. Thanks a lot. Wishing you a fab weekend! 🙂

  5. Hey Jhuls! So you know that Angie warned Hilda and I to keep an eye on you huh? Now I know why…disappearing cupcakes? Oh dear…what happened to all of the cupcakes that Patty brought?? Jhuls….?

    1. All cupcakes disappeared!! 😀

      I was flattered about that warning! It brought smile (mmm, I think more of a grin than smile) when I read what Angie wrote! It was good, right? 🙂

      Thanks a lot for coming over!! Have a wonderful weekend to you! ❤

  6. Your cupcakes vanish too? And here I thought it was just me 😉 Have been thinking of baking some spring-ish cupcakes, these seem like a great fit. Thanks for posting!

  7. By all means, bring on the batches. There is a good crowd of guests at this gathering, and these cupcakes are bound to be a hit. Thanks for sharing.

  8. These look so light and fluffy!! YUM! I saw an idea on “The Chew” yesterday from a bakery in Savannah showing how they make bunny cupcakes- adorable. Thanks for a great cupcake recipe for me to put the decorations on!! 🙂 I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  9. These look delicious! They will vanish with me around! Hehe. 🙂 I am working on my acceptance post for The Sunshine Award …I will link up when I have it ready. 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday!!

  10. Such a delicious Fiesta Friday offering Jhuls! Your photos are very enticing. Hope you feel better soon and rid yourself of that migraine!

  11. Jhuls, you are too cute! This story was adorable and the recipe looks simple and yummers, no wonder they were disappearing! (By the way, love the cupcakes liners).

    1. Haha! It was really funny! 😀

      I love the cupcake liners, too. It was difficult for me to use them because these were the last pieces. 😦 I still need to purchase some. 🙂 Thanks, Haley!

          1. So glad you are feeling better! Now its my turn for a headache! I have dealt with them for years, that’s why I feel so compassionate about you dealing with migraines!

          2. My migraine rests for… like 4 days to a week and comes again. 😦 Oh! That’s not good! 😦 Wishing you fast recovery, Lori! Sending you hugs…

          3. Thanks Jhuls! Man, head pain sure is rough! Do you have good medicine? Mine is actually due to temporal tendinitis due to my jaw….it is so much better these days do to a lot of work my doctor has done, but there are still rough days. My medicine has knocked the pain down, so I am grateful! So sorry you have to deal with that! And you still cook! You go girl!

          4. Ahhh! Cooking and baking make me forget all the things – you know what I mean. 🙂 Hinestly, I stopped taking medicine, unless it’s too painful. Thursday night was very bad!! It was the worst with my migraine! I am trying to go with the natural remedy!

          5. Understandable… I only take mine when it is really bad too. I am so glad cooking and baking help you! And then we get to be blessed by it!

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