Cupcakes

Orange Marmalade Cupcakes – Just What Paddington Ordered!


Adapted from NYT

INGREDIENTS

  • 215 grams coarse-cut orange marmalade (2/3 cup), divided
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus 1/2 tablespoon for glaze, and more for greasing pan
  • 150 grams granulated sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 190 grams all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • 7 grams baking powder (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 3 grams fine sea salt (3/4 teaspoon)
  • 30 grams confectioners’ sugar (4 tablespoons)

PREPARATION

1. Heat oven to 350F/177C degrees. Coarsely chop any extra-large chunks of peel in the marmalade. Line a cupcake tray.

2. Beat together softened butter, sugar, lime zest and orange zest until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Beat in 1/3 cup marmalade and the orange juice.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together self-raising flour and salt. Fold dry ingredients into wet until just combined.

4. Scrape batter into prepared cupcake moulds. Bake until surface of cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre emerges clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven.

5. Empty remaining 1/3 cup marmalade, confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 tbsp butter into bowl and microwave until melted.

7. Slice oranges for decoration to top cake. Set aside.

8. Layer oranges over cake. Then slather warm glaze over top of cupcakes, allowing some to drizzle down the sides.

9. Cool completely before slicing or eat warm if you can’t resist the temptation! (We did the latter. :))





 

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Cupcake Ideas I’d Love to Try… Someday (Hopefully Soon!)

Was thinking of cupcakes and what to bake for my grandparents and family for Valentines Day. Relatives are also coming over so a homemade surprise would be nice. Everyone loved the AT cupcakes… So looking for inspiration on the net, I found all these (see below).

Between my part-time job as a law clerk, my full-time job as a law/meco and student, if I get the time, I’d love to try these.

NB: None of these photos below are my own. They were cut from Google or Pinterest. Aren’t they amazing. Do they ignite the baker in you?

It’s Valentines Cake Pops!

Piggy Cupcakes | Cute Cupcakes | CutestFood.com



 

Adventure Time Cupcakes

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After baking plain cupcakes using a mix, I decided to get creative with marzipan for my younger cousin’s Halloween party. Since he happened to be going through an Adventure Time phase then, here^ is what eventuated. 😀

P.S. If you are really short on time, a good tip would be to buy ready-made plain cupcakes from the local supermarket and frost/ice/cover them to add a personal touch.