Monday, June 29, 2009

Orange Blossom and Bitter Lemon Cupcakes

I have made these cupcakes many times before and they have always been delicious and a crowd favorite! I purchased some funky orange and lemon Cupcake Cases so l decided l would make some Orange and Lemon cupcakes. I decorated them with a flavored lemon and orange butter icing. The colors together were perfect, and would compliment the perfect summers day.

Orange Blossom Cupcakes 1 cup self-raising flour 1/3 cup plain flour 1/3 cup almond meal 125g softened butter 2/3 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp finely grated orange rind 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 tbsp milk

Icing 90g butter, softened 1/4 tsp orange essence 1 cup icing sugar 1 tbsp milk peach food colouring

Preheat oven to moderate 180oC [160oC for fan-forced ovens. Line a 12-hole standard muffin pan with paper cases. Beat butter, sugar, rind and eggs in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flours, almond meal, juice and milk. Divided mixture among cases and smooth surface. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Turn cakes ontowire racks to cool.

For the Icing beat butter and essence in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in sifted icing sugar and milk. Beat in the food colouring.

I made the same recipe for the Lemon Cupcakes, I just replaced the Orange with the Lemon. If you love lemon feel free to add more zest.

I would love to hear your comments and suggestions, so please feel free to leave a meassage.

Enjoy! Yx


  1. These look soooo delicious, l can't wait to try them. I love reading your blog.

  2. Thanks Kathy, they are definitely a crowd pleaser. Yx