Vanilla and orange cupcakes 

Vanilla and orange cupcakes
489 kcal

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Difficulty:easy
Preparation:35 min
Ready in:35 min
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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 Development: EAT SMARTER

Ingredients

For cakes

1 ½ cupsunsalted butter
1 ½ cupscaster sugar
1 ½ teaspoonsvanilla extract
6eggs beaten
3 ¾ cupsself-rising flour sifted
For the decoration
3 ⅜ cupsunsalted butter
12 cupspowdered sugar
3Oranges juice and finely grated zest
orange Food coloring optional
36jelly candy (starfish)
9 tablespoonscoarse Sugar crystal

Directions

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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