Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Orange cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

I haven’t made cup cakes at home for long.  So baked these beautiful cupcakes over the weekend. They came out so wonderful and the frosting was so yummy!! Loved it!!

I thought to use orange in these cupcakes as this blend of fruit would be the perfect way to kick off our summer.



Ingredients:

For 8 Cupcakes

All purpose flour – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Whole milk – 4 tsp
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Unsalted butter –1/4 cup, room temperature
Egg – 2
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Orange juice - 5 tsps
Orange zest - of 1 orange
Salt a pinch

For frosting

Cream cheese – 40 oz, room temperature
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Powdered sugar – 1 cup



Preparation

  • In a medium bowl, take unsalted butter, sugar and beat for few minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add vanilla extract, baking powder, milk, orange juice and mix well.
  • Slowly add the flour , salt (a pinch) and  mix well.
  • Now add Orange zest and mix well
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put paper liners in 8 cupcake tins and fill them to ¾ with batter.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Transfer cupcakes and let them cool before icing.



For frosting 
  • In a bowl beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Frosting should be dense and creamy.
  • Use your creativity to decorate the cupcake using frosting bags.


Note : Put the frosting after the cupcake gets cooled, if not frosting melts.


Sending this to Veggie/Fruit a Month - Orange hosted by Savitha originally started by Priya and Let's Cook - Break Time Snacks hosted by Radhika 
















44 comments:

  1. wonderful cake and sure its a hit.u can send this entree to my event.
    Vegie / Fruit a month - Orange

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  2. awesome orange cupcakes...really kids delight..looks yum yum..

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  3. Superb dear...loved the orange flavor...yummm...

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  4. looks awesome dear..lovely cake....

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  5. awesome .... perfect and delicious cake ... kids would love the cheese topping ....
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  6. cupcakes look soft and delicious..Yum!

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  7. Orange cup cake looks delicious with nice frosting.

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  8. Superb clicks...does justice to the recipe

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  9. flavouful cakes and love the icing on that. neat presentation

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  10. Woww.. Looks so tempting and amazing.. Simply delicious dear.. Love it !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. Looks so cute and flavorful... Loved the frosting...

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  12. So juicy and moist cupcakes ..truly love the colours and the icing !!!! wish I was there to have one ..

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  13. superb clicks!!! looks like they are calling out my name... loved tht orange color and looks soooo good.
    AmmaandBaby

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  14. Hi first time here you have a beautiful blog with delicious recipes. cup cakes look so soft and delicious ...

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  15. Lovely cupcakes and the cream cheese frosting is superb.

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  16. looks awesome....lovely flavour...:)

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  17. Wow lovely texture of the cake...looks super yumm

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  18. They looks super cute and gorgeous, feel like having some rite now..

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  19. Awesome looking cupcakes...love the cheese frosting...

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  20. they look fabulous...love ur gorgeous clicks..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  21. So soft and flavorful cup cake.Excellent clicks,simply superb.

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  22. Looks so yummy. Love the frosting and cute clicks.

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  23. Yummy..love the citrus flavor of cake..Loved that icing as well!!

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  24. Delicious cupcakes..Love the cream cheese icing on top.

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  25. Yummy, soft & moist cupcakes!!!! Loved the frosting too!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. Lovely is not the word for these beautiful babies. I am tempted to bake right now. Will try these and eat these.
    Thanks for stopping at my place and your wonderful comment.

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  27. Love orange flavor and this looks awesome..soft and moist

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  28. These muffins look simply fabulous. And I love citrusy flavors in baking - too irresistible!

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  29. cutie cupcakes..looks super yummy n delicious..

    Event:COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  30. cute cupcakes.. love orange flavour :)

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  31. wow...wonderful cake,love the orange flavor...very tempting n looks so cute...

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  32. perfect muffins...frosting looks superb!nice click!

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  33. Cute and delicious cup cakes. Wish I had some...
    South Indian Recipes

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  34. really yummy and delicious cupcakes :)
    love the orange flavour :)

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  35. happy hoots to the wonderful looking cup-cakes ! yumm

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  36. Woww.. so sweeet and yummy looking cup cakes :D

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  37. It's almost too pretty to eat! Tempting and delicious, great job!

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  38. cup cakes looks so perfect and professional. very delicious. love the presentation.

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