Horchata Cupcakes

In a previous post we showed you how to make your own Horchata at home.  Ever since I saw this Horchata Cupcakes recipe I knew I had to try to make it and it did not dissapoint me.  You can use fresh Horchata for the cupcake recipe or you can use Horchata mix which you can probably find in the international section at your supermarket. Just make sure you make a stronger mix. Usually it calls for 3 tablespoons per 8 oz of liquid, so use 4 or 5 tablespoons instead.  If the mix calls for water, I suggest you use milk, even if the package says it already contains milk.

Helga

Horchata Cupcakes

Horchata Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Adapted from Cupcake Bakeshop

Ingredients:
1 stick butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Horchata
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 large egg whites

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven at 350ºF. Line standard muffins tins with paper liners.
  2. Soften butter in the mixer on high speed.
  3. Add the sugar to the butter and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside.
  5. Mix the horchata and vanilla together, set aside.
  6. Add the flour mixture and horchata mixture to the butter/sugar in 3 parts alternating between flour and horchata and beating well after each addition. Always start and end with the flour mix.
  7. Set aside incorporated mixture.
  8. In a clean mixer bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into cake batter until incorporated. You can do this with a spatula and try not to overwork the batter.
  9. Scoop batter into the prepared cupcake pans.
  10. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. After you take them out of the oven, leave them on the tin to cool for about 5 minutes before removing them!

Horchata Frosting

Ingredients:

2 cups of Whipping Cream
4 tablespoons Confectioners’ sugar
6 tablespoons dried horchata mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure:

  1. Whip the cream together with the confectioners’ sugar in a cold metal bowl.
  2. Once it has thickenned, add the powdered horchata just until it has incorporated
  3. Add the vanilla and mix.
  4. Make sure the cupcakes are completely cool before frosting.

Horchata Cupcakes

Horchata Cupcakes

Horchata Cupcakes

Horchata Cupcakes

Horchata Cupcakes

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  2. Kitty

    May 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for the link back! We inspired Karen from Messhie’s Mom to bake some Horchata Cupcakes!

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  8. Heather Rohrer

    November 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Those are really delicious!

  9. Kitty

    November 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    We’re glad you liked them! :)

  10. Stella

    February 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Is there a reason why you use only 4 tablespoons of confectioners sugar? Other recipes call for cups. Is it because this recipe uses whipping cream instead of butter?

  11. Helga

    February 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hello Stella,
    Yes, you are right! I only used 4 tablespoons because this is a whipped cream topping, not buttercream. The horchata mix usually has sugar in it, so you don’t need to add a lot of it to your whipped cream. Also, personally… I prefer the light and delicate flavor you get from a topping such as this one. Buttercream can be too heavy. Have you tried the recipe?

  12. joanne w.

    April 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    My batter came out so thick it’s like cookie dough. Any suggestions?

  13. joanne w.

    April 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Never mind…. fixed it. Was reading this recipe off my phone and it didn’t load the egg white section.

  14. Helga

    April 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    So glad you got to fix the batter! Let us know how the cupcakes turned out :)

  15. Joanne W.

    April 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    They are AMAZING. For real. I think next time I might even cut about 1/4 c. of the sugar out of the cupcake part as a bit sweet for me (hubby loved them) they were for his birthday. Seriously one of the best cupcake recipes I’ve made. Thank you soo much for sharing.

  16. Kitty

    April 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    We are so glad you and your husband loved them Joanne! Great news for us!

  17. Liesa

    November 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I’m from wv where can I find the dry horchata?

  18. Kitty

    November 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Liesa!
    You can find Horchata powder from Amazon. You can try Zuko Instant Powder Drink Horchata or KLASS Horchata Instant Drink Mix.

  19. andrea

    April 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    It doesnt say when to add the cinnamon?

  20. Kitty

    April 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Hello Andrea! We didn’t notice! Thanks for letting us know. You can add it on step 4, when sifting the dry ingredients. Will fix it right away!

    Kitty

  21. andrea

    April 3, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks! Thats just how I did it lol they are delicious loved the recipe!

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