That Color Purple: Ube Cupcakes

I should be inserting something witty, funny, inspirational here before the recipe but I don’t have time to spare right now. Well, not that I have it in me to be witty, funny or inspirational but a friend is waiting for me to post this thing (Hi, Jo! :D).

Truth be told, I’m not really sure if I will edit this once published. Chalk it up to motherhood, solo parenting, and four kids. There’s just so many things to do and not enough time in a day. I know, me and my excuses 😛

So I suggest you don’t hold your breath waiting. But you’re free to come back and check later. As in much, much, much later.

Or maybe not.

I kid, I kid. Why would I ask you not to drop by? It gets lonely around here, so I would really appreciate your visit. So do come back when you have time to see what’s on my baking agenda. Or just to see if I’m still alive hahaha!

See you then, folks!

Ube Cupcakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 bottle (20 ml) ube flavoring
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup ube jam/powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake molds with paper liner.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Combine buttermilk and ube flavoring.
  4. Beat oil, sugar and eggs.
  5. Add ube jam/powder to the oil mixture.
  6. Alternately add flour and milk mixtures, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Be careful not to over-mix.
  7. Fill cupcake liners and bake for 13-15 minutes or until done.
  8. Cool on wire rack before topping with your favorite frosting.

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  1. Joanne says:

    I Thank you for this and I can't wait to try them 😀

    Best of luck!

    • Claudine says:

      You’re very welcome! I hope you’ll find them to your liking. If not, feel free to tweak it to you suit your taste. I’ll post more of my baking goodies in the coming days.

  2. Joanne says:

    I tried the recipe and they were superb!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and it made the weekend of the kids a blast!

    Watching out for the other recipes :X

  3. Claire Chung says:

    Hi! I am also from zamboanga and i wanna try your ube cupcakes. I just want to ask where can i buy the ube jam and also heavy cream here in zamboanga?

    • Claudine says:

      Hi Claire! Thanks for visiting. I used ube powder for this recipe because I could not find ube jam anywhere in the city. As for heavy cream, try checking FilTrend or Top Taste. Happy baking!!! 🙂

  4. Allan says:

    Thanks for sharing this one. I only got a problem in baking cupcakes. It always end up with a crack on top and a bit dry. can you give some suggestions to have the same consistency as yours?
    Others suggest that I must only use the bottom heater and place water on the top most part to make it moist.
    Thanks in advance. (

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