Orange Cupcakes with Orange Icing

Felt motivated after my first attempt at cupcakes, plus the sister wanted to try icing her own… so we had a Sunday baking session at home with mommy!

Tried this recipe from CupcakeRecipes and everyone pretty much loved them, except me. =/ maybe i’m just not a fan of icing.. it’s really just too sweet. sighs sighs. and i kinda prefer lemon over orange =Xx

Do try the recipe out if you like orange as there’s quite a distinct orange taste in both the cake and icing.

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Icing
Makes 16

Orange Cupcake Recipe from CupcakeRecipes
1  3/4 cup cake flour (see tip below)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs, separated and whites beaten until stiff
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup orange juice
1 stick of butter, softened

*Tip: 1 cup cake flour = 3/4 cup all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons cornstarch

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

2. Combine butter, sugar. egg yolks and vanilla and cream it thoroughly

3. Mix dry ingredients – flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add the dry to the creamed ingredients in parts, alternating with portions of orange juice

4. Fold in the beaten egg whites

5. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases and bake for 15 min or until risen and firm to the touch

6. Allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before icing

Orange Icing from CupcakeRecipes
1  1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
3 tablespoons soft butter
2-3 tablespoons orange juice

1. Mix all ingredients together starting with only 2 tablespoons of juice, gradually adding more to achieve the right consistency for frosting.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Glace Frosting

To celebrate the end of our exams, we had a mini baking session today!
so glad that the boyfriend’s sister, fiona kinda shares my interest.. my sis and cm are only interested in the eating bit. -.-||

it’s fun to have company during the baking process and she had a blast decorating the cupcakes with the sprinkles and cherries!

it’s my first attempt at decorating cupcakes and i think it went quite well..

we both think that the cupcakes taste great (i think the icing is a lil too sweet IMO), cm adores the icing and could polish off the entire bowl if i didn’t stop him in time :p

dressed cupcakesVanilla Cupcakes with Glace Frosting
Makes 12

Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe from cupcake-creations
150g      softened butter
150g      fine sugar
175g      self raising flour
3           eggs
1 tsp     vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

2. Combine the butter, sugar, flour and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Add in the eggs last and beat till smooth and creamy

3. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases and bake for 18-20 min until risen and firm to the touch

4. Allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before icing

Simple Glace Frosting from all-about-cupcakes
2cups     icing sugar
3tbsp     softened butter
2tbsp     lemon juice

1. Sift the icing sugar into the bowl and add in the butter and lemon juice

2. Mix until smooth

3. Embark on the decorating and have fun! 🙂

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