Orange Cupcakes

Cupcake Batter:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour*
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
zest of an orange
*You can buy self-rising flour:Or you could make it. Just sift together all-purpose flour with baking powder, 2 teaspoons baking powder for every cup of flour.*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12-hole muffin tin, either with paper liners or grease. In a bowl, combine butter, sugar, flour*, juice, vanilla and eggs. Beat with a mixer on low until it's mixed well. Increase speed and beat for 2 minutes, until the batter is pale and smooth:
Stir in the zest and spoon batter into prepared pan (I ended up with enough batter to make an extra 10 mini-cupcakes). Bake for 20 minutes (10 minutes for mini), until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
In a bowl, cream butter, then add half of the sugar and all of the juice; mix well. Add the rest of the sugar and spread over the cooled cupcakes. Add more zest on top if you want.

1 comment:

Nama said...

Mmmm...nice pictures! I like your first shot. PW would be proud.