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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grandma's Orange Cupcakes

So what do you do with a bunch of oranges from Grandma's house?  You make orange cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream!

Orange Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes and enough left over cake for 15 cake pops

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Oil
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice, fresh
Zest of One Medium Orange


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake with your cupcake liners
2. Sift together your dry ingredients, then add your wet ingredients
3. Mix ingredients on medium speed for 2 minutes
4. Fill cupcake liners with approximately 2 tablespoons of your cupcake batter
5. Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees for 7 minutes, turn cupcake 180 degrees and continue to bake for an additional 7 minutes
6. Gently insert a toothpick into one of your cupcakes, if it comes out clean, they're done.
7. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating

White Chocolate Buttercream

6 Ounces White Chocolate, melted
1 Cup butter, room temperature
4 1/2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla


1. In a double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate completely, set aside and allow to cool for 30 minutes
2. On medium speed, combine butter and white chocolate
3. Add 3 cups of your confectioner's sugar and mix on medium speed until just combined
4. Add remaining sugar, milk and vanilla and continue to mix on medium speed until just combined
5. Place buttercream in a piping bag fitted with your favorite decorating tip (I use Ateco 807)
6. Decorate with sugar sprinkles and Enjoy!

And some orange cake pops.  Dip cake balls into orange candy coating, sprinkle with orange sanding sugar and some fondant leaves.

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