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Orange Cupcakes
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Western
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 500 g unsalted butter
  • 400 g sugar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 500 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Zest from 4 oranges
  • 240 ml fresh orange juice
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp brandy optional
  1. Add 500g unsalted butter and 400g fine sugar into a mixing bowl
  2. Cream butter and sugar until pale yellow
  3. Add 8 large eggs, 1 at a time and beat until well mixed
  4. Mix 500g self-raising flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt and sieve
  5. Slowly add the sieved flour a little at a time to the batter
  6. Add orange zest grated from 4 oranges
  7. Add 240 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  8. Add 4 tbsp brandy (optional) and 3 tsp vanilla extract and fold the batter gently
  9. Place paper cups in muffin trays and scoop the batter into each paper cup about ¾ full
  10. Gently tap the tray on a hard surface and use a spoon to smoothen the surface
  11. Put some sliced almonds or chocolate rice on top of each cupcake
  12. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for about 15 mins or until golden brown
  13. It is ready when you insert a skewer into the centre of the cupcake and it comes out clean