ORANGE CLOVE CUPCAKES WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM AND CLOVE-CANDIED ORANGE PEEL
Orange Clove Cupcakes With Vanilla Buttercream And Clove-candied Orange Peel
My friend Babette, who is also the creator of Bakespace, is celebrating the Bakespace birthday this month, so I decided to make her her very own cupcake. This is a slightly citric, lightly aromatic, and hedonistic spice cake. It's comforting and eloquent with it's bold, in-your-face flavors. Orange cake has been laced with hints of freshly ground cloves to give it a bit of a bite. A vanilla buttercream acts as a simple, if not perfectly paired backdrop to allow the real star flavors to shine. The candied orange peel has also been given a bit of raw ground clove as well, it's pungent and slightly bitter flavor creating sweet little pinpricks on your tongue. It's a delicious thing to bite into. Here's to you darlin'! Congrats!