Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Cupcakes!


With the kids away on holiday I can make cupcakes in flavours I prefer. My main challenge today was making do with what I had in the house - no additional shopping allowed. This was a bit of a problem as the milk had gone off and smelled of cauliflower for some weird reason (I have no cauliflower in the house and haven't had it while that pack was in the fridge either) so I really couldn't use that. As a result I used freshly squeezed orange juice instead and that in itself made my choice of what type of cupcake I could make fairly limited. Since I was making mini cupcakes I didn't want just the one flavour so I challenged myself even more and looked for more flavours I could make.

The first flavour was obvious - plain orange.  The second flavour was inspired by Terry's Chocolate Orange
which I adore - only problem being that I don't have any cocoa in the house. I did have chocolate though so I melted that and let it cool a bit before adding that to the batter. The third flavour I decided to make was caramel orange, I used some of my caramel coffee syrup to make the batter taste of orange with more than a hint of caramel. As you can see in the image I'm still getting used to my mini cupcake tin so they aren't all the same size.

I'm listing the ingredients for a full batch of cupcakes for each flavour as it's easier than converting to the 1/3 batches I made by first making the orange cupcake batter and then adding flavours to 2 x 1/3 of it.

Ingredients for orange cupcakes:
  • One batch of My favourite cake batter made with:
    • Orange juice instead of milk
    • Omit the vanilla flavouring (you might need to add some additional orange juice to replace this).
  • Orange glaze made with: 
    • 125 gr / 1 cup icing sugar
    • 1 - 2 tablespoons of orange juice
    • Orange colouring.
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Ingredients for chocolate orange cupcakes:
  • One batch of My favourite cake batter made with: 
    • Orange juice instead of milk 
    • 50 gram / 2 oz chocolate slowly melted in a bowl over a pan of hot water, then set aside to cool while you make the batter - you add this last of all.
    • Omit the vanilla flavouring (you might need to add some additional orange juice to replace this). 
  • Orange glaze made with: 
    • 125 gr / 1 cup icing sugar
    • 1  - 2 tablespoons of orange juice 
    • Orange colouring.
  • Some chocolate decoration - I used doughnut shaped chocolate covered crunchy things. 
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 Ingredients for caramel orange cupcakes:
  • One batch of My favourite cake batter made with:
    •   1 - 2 tablespoon of caramel coffee syrup mixed with 3 tablespoons of orange juice instead of milk
    • Omit the vanilla flavouring (you might need to add some additional orange juice to replace this).
  • Caramel glaze made with: 
    • 125 gr / 1 cup icing sugar
    • 1 - 2 tablespoons of caramel coffee syrup
 Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. The chocolate orange sound orsum, I might have to try to find some of those around here :P

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  2. Oh it is :D Why not try making it yourself? It's really easy :)

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