Easy Orange Cupcakes Recipe

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Add a tangy and fruity twist to your standard cupcakes with these rich, orange flavoured mini cupcakes!

The ingredients below will make for 9-12 cupcakes, depending on size.


To make 10 servings

  • 110g butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self raising flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 75g butter, at room temperature
  • 175g icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Zest of 2 oranges

How to make Orange cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees/350F/gas 4 and place mini cupcake cases in on a baking tray
  2. Mix the softened butter and caster sugar together until light and creamy in texture
  3. Beat in eggs a little at a time, then add vanilla
  4. Fold in flour a little at a time
  5. Add a few drops of milk if mixture is too thick
  6. Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes, check if cooked by lightly touching the top and if it springs back it’s done
  7. Leave to cool on a cooling rack, you can make the icing whilst waiting
  8. Combine softened butter with icing sugar and mix well with a spoon or electric whisk
  9. Mix in the zest of one orange and a spoonful of juice at a time, don’t make the icing too runny
  10. Add a small amount of zest from the second orange on top for decoration

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