I don't bake very well, but I still post about it in my blog for my own record. I have always loved orange butter cake, orange butter cookies, orange chocolates, anything with orange. I bought some very cute paper cupcakes the other day and I am using it for my orange butter cupcakes, what else?
This recipe is pretty simple and layman. I followed the recipe from here and of course I did not use a round cake tin to bake it but my own cute polka-dot paper cupcakes. You can omit the orange grind and orange juice, and it still makes a perfect fragrant butter cake, yummehh!
Here goes my standard procedure. Wait, standard procedure? Sounds like the rules and steps to follow in the workplace. You may refer the recipe for exact measurement.
Beat everything together and pour into the paper cupcakes. Bake in a (pre-heated) oven at 180 degrees.
Confession: I did not use a mixer. I just whisk everything in a bowl using my hand. If I had used a mixer, I believe the texture will be more light and fluffy.
Halfway through baking, sprinkle some colored rice on top of the cupcakes. You may omit this if you are a health freak and is concerned on the coloring and all.
Continue baking for about 20 minutes or insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
My cupcakes are not pretty I know (but thanks to the coloured rice, it makes the cupcakes look cuter). They don't rise and "crack a bit" in the middle like
some most cupcakes/muffins always look like.
No extra points given if you can guess who is the first person to try it. No, not the hubs. It's my fussy eater, Kenzie boy. He ate half of the cupcake, considered not bad already.
I made 10 cupcakes, brought 5 to work the next day to let a couple of close colleagues to try and they were finished in a jiffy! That made my day!