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.

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