Vanilla and orange cupcakes 

Vanilla and orange cupcakes


Calories:489 kcal
Preparation:35 min
Ready in:35 min
1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories489 kcal(24%)
Protein3 g(6%)
Fat26 g(33%)
Carbohydrates63 g(24%)
Added Sugar51 g(57%)
Roughage0 g(0%)

Recipe author: EAT SMARTER


For cakes

½ cupsunsalted butter
½ cupscaster sugar
½ teaspoonsvanilla extract
2eggs beaten
1 ¼ cupsself-rising flour sifted
For the decoration
1 ⅛ cupsunsalted butter
4 cupspowdered sugar
1Oranges juice and finely grated zest
orange Food coloring optional
12jelly candy (starfish)
3 tablespoonscoarse Sugar crystal


1 For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Line a 12 hole bun tin with paper cases.
2 Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, followed by the eggs.
3 Slowly fold in the flour until combined and spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
4 Bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Remove the cakes from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
5 For the buttercream: beat the butter until soft and creamy. Sift in the icing sugar and beat well. Gradually beat in sufficient orange juice to give a soft spreading consistency. Stir in the zest and a few drops of orange colouring if using.
6 Spoon the buttercream thickly on top of each cake. Place a jelly starfish in the centre of each cake and sprinkle with sugar crystals.


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