Citrus Fruit Halloween Cakes

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Citrus Fruit Halloween Cakes
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
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Ingredients

for
12
For the cupcakes
1 cup
1 cup
superfine caster sugar
4
eggs (beaten)
1 ½ cups
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon
1
unwaxed Orange (finely grated zest)
For the buttercream
½ cup
2 cups
4 tablespoons
To decorate
Chocolate letter

Preparation steps

1.
For the cupcakes: preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
2.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs until blended.
3.
Sift in the flour and cinnamon and beat well. Stir in the orange juice and zest until blended.
4.
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and risen. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
5.
For the buttercream: beat the butter until very soft. Gradually sift in the icing sugar, beating until smooth. Add the orange curd and food colouring, beating constantly until blended.
6.
Spoon into a piping bag and pipe a swirl on the cakes. Decorate with chocolate letters.