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Divine Orange "Burst" Cupcakes

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Serves 24 | Prep Time 25 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

This was one of my first ever recipes i made in college whilst training to be a pastry chef. In actual fact the recipe i learnt from was actually Plain & simple Lemon cupcakes. I thought i would have a change of flavour and turn it into a orange cupcake recipe but with a twist instead of just being your boring everyday cupcake. The finish of the Orange burst cupcake is Butter cream which is combined with both orange juice & orange zest to give it that final boost. I managed to find a recipe with exactly what i wanted it to be made with and now i am just sharing the recipe on. Try it you may just fall in love...

Ingredients You'll Need


200g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
30g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
1 tsp Orange Extract
1 Orange (Zest Only)
4 Medium Eggs (lightly Beaten)
200g Self Raising White Flour


50g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
4 tbsp Orange Juice
1 tsp Orange Extract
1 tsp Orange Zest


200g Cream Cheese
100g Unsalted Butter (softened)
600g Unrefined Golden Icing Sugar
1 tsp Orange Extract


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180* (Gas Mark 4) Line two cupcake trays with cases

2. Using either an electric mixer or a mixing bowl & whisk, beat the butter & golden caster sugar together until pale & fluffy then whisk in the orange extract & orange zest.

3. Reduce the whisk speed and slowly add in the eggs along with a tbsp of the flour to prevent it from curdling.

4. Add the remaining flour to the butter & sugar mix. Using either a piping bag or an ice cream scoop divided the batter between the cupcake cases & place in the oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden and firm to touch.

5. To make the syrup place the golden caster sugar in a pan with the orange juice. Simmer for a few minutes until dissolved. Then take off the heat and set aside to cool. once cool stir in the orange extract & zest.

6. Leave the cakes to cool on a cooling wire & then add some orange syrup to the top of each one.

7. To ice put the cream cheese, butter, orange extract & golden icing sugar in a mixing bowl and slowly mix together until light & fluffy. Place in a piping bag and decorate accordingly. Top with additional orange zest.

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