Friday, 2 March 2018

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

Hi everyone :)


I've been ill lately and they always say citrus fruits and citrus-ey things help fight infection - so I took the usual vanilla cupcake and through some orange juice and orange zest in there! 

Ingredients (cupcake batter):
125g self raising flour
125g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
125g soft, unsalted butter (very soft!!)
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tbsp orange juice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp orange zest

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a cupcake/muffin tray with 12 cases.
2. In a sieve over the mixing bowl - add the flour, caster sugar and bicarbonate of soda and sift them.
3. Add 125g of butter.
4. Add 2 large eggs.
5. Start the mixer on a low speed until everything is just mixed and then turn up to medium to high for 1 minute.
6. With the mixer on a low speed add the orange juice, vanilla extract and orange zest.
7. Put the mixer back up to medium to high speed for one last blast (about 30 seconds).
8. Stop the mixer, remove the paddle and get as much batter off as you can. Scrape the sides with a spatula and give a final mix with the spatula to catch anything missed by the paddle at the bottom.
9. Using a dessert spoon and teaspoon scoop the batter into the cupcake cases
10. Bake for 22 minutes in the pre-heated oven. Check with a skewer - it should come out clean.
11. Leave in tray for 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.


Ingredients (buttercream icing):
200g very, very soft butter
450g sifted icing sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method:
1. Add the butter to a mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes on a medium speed.
2. The butter should now look very pale (edging on white) and be fluffy.
3. Add half the icing sugar to the bowl with the butter and start the mixer on a low speed.
4. Once its incorporated turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the last half of the icing sugar and again start on slow, then once mixed together, increase speed to medium and beat for another 2-3 minutes.
6. Turn down to a low speed and add the milk and vanilla extract.
7. Turn back up to a high speed for 1-2 minutes.

Then either pipe or spread over the cupcakes.



Let me know in the comments below if you've made or tried these yummy cupcakes!



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