Portuguese Cupcakes (Queijadas)

    Portuguese Cupcakes (Queijadas)

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    Portuguese Cupcakes (Queijadas)


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    About this recipe: An authentic and easy recipe for Portuguese cupcakes. They are absolutely delicious, especially warm out of the oven. Try serving them with fresh fruit or coconut on top.

    Serves: 18 

    • 3 eggs
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 45g unsalted butter
    • 100g plain flour
    • 475ml milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. In a liquidiser, combine eggs, sugar and butter. Blend until smooth. Pour in flour and milk, a little at a time, blending until smooth again. Stir in vanilla.
    3. Pour into muffin tins, filling 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot or cold.
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    my ones were horrible and burnt and still not cooked in the middle!  -  03 Feb 2013


    These are absolutely delicious!! I lived in Portugal for a little over a year and ate them in about 1000 different cafes, and this recipe is so authentic! Just FYI, they are supposed to fall a bit in the middle - that is what makes them so perfect for different toppings. They are best on the day made, so you probably want to avoid making them in advance for anything.  -  25 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I just can't understand the negative reviews for these. I used a nonstick muffin pan to make them and had no problems with sticking. I also tried almond extract instead of vanilla. I can't stop eating them...delicious!!  -  06 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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