Sunday, 30 December 2012

Festive Cupcakes





I made these moist orange cupcakes* as a NYE dessert and everyone loved them. They are super easy to make, can be prepared in advance and I promise they'll be a hit at any party! I decided to decorate them with these cute star flowers from the local bakery, but feel free to go crazy with decorations :-D It's New Year's Eve after all!

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 6 tbs plain flour
- 1 package (1tbs) of baking powder
- 6tbs vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 6tbs sugar
- a pinch of salt

For the frosting:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 110g powder (confectioner's) sugar
- 2 tbs unsalted butter, left at room temperature
- 4tbs plain cream cheese, left at room temperature

Process:

- Preheat your oven to 200 C degrees and line a muffin tray with liners.
- In a bowl add the oil, sugar, egg, zest and juice from one orange. Give it a good mix. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well but don't overmix.
- Place the mixture in the muffin liners, equally dividing it. Bake for 12min and let the muffins cool completely.
- To make the frosting, mix all the frosting ingredients together until creamy and spoon on top of the cupcakes. Enjoy!



* This recipe works for lemon cupcakes, as well. Just replace the orange with lemon and you are good to go.