Ube Cupcakes are moist and soft ube flavored cupcakes with real ube jam/halaya. Topped with ube cream cheese frosting. This recipe is the ultimate treat as a snack or dessert.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ube flavor
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ube jam/halaya

Ube Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 0z (112g) cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (chilled)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp ube flavor

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  • In a large bowl, combine and sift the dry ingredients.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine together the wet ingredients.
  • Mix well. Add the ube jam/halaya.
  • Beat until well blended.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Mix until well incorporated. Do not overmix
  • Scrape the side of the bowl.
  • Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • Scoop the batter about 1/4 cup each .
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175 C for 20-25 minutes.
  • Place in a cooling rack to cool completely.

Ube Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat the whipping cream on medium to high speed until thick and fluffy.
  • Beat until stiff. Set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Put the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Beat just to combine.
  • Add the ube flavor. Beat until well blended.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Beat until well combined.
  • Scoop the cream cheese frosting into the piping bag.
  • Pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes.
  • Enjoy!
Ube Cupcakes with Ube Cream Cheese Frosting

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