Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Orange Cupcakes

Orange Cupcakes are a delicious little bites. I was craving for these orange flavored cupcakes for few days & decided to put an end to that misery. One fine day I made these orange flavored, nutella frosted cupcakes & fell in love with them again & again. I always loved how the combo of orange & chocolate tasted, so thought of frosting them with chocolate butter cream. Later I decided to use nutella layering as it is simple & readily available in pantry. I didn't sprinkle them with edible confetti but you can add it to make colorful & yum.
Prep Time-15mins 
Bake Time-25minutes
3/4Cup all-purpose flour
1/2Tsp baking powder 
1/4Tsp baking soda 
Pinch of salt
1/4Cup butter melted or @room temperature
1Large egg @ room temperature
1/4Cup sugar + 4Tbs sugar
1Tbs orange zest
1/4Cup orange juice
1/2Tsp vanilla extract 
2Tbs thick yogurt / greek yogurt
Nutella for frosting 
Pre-heat oven @350 degrees & add liners to the cupcake pan. 
Dry ingredients 
- In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, soda & salt. Mix them with a spatula & keep aside. 
Wet Ingredients 
- In a large bowl break open egg, add in sugar to it & mix them to a creamy consistency.
- Next mix in orange zest, juice, vanilla extract & yogurt. 
Batter & Baking
- Incorporate dry ingredients to wet ingredients little by little. Mix them well. 
- Once the batter is ready scoop them in to cupcake liners halfway thru. 
- Bake them @350 degrees for 25mins or till the wooden pik comes out clean.
- Remove from oven & cool them down. 
- Take a generous amount of Nutella & frost it to cup cakes. 
- Sprinkle on some edible confetti & serve. 
- Sugar was just perfect in these cupcakes. You can add whole 1/2Cup of sugar to make them little more sweeter. With nutella frosting they were perfectly sweet enough. 
- Oven time varies so adjust it as needed.
- Replace butter with canola or vegetable oil.
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  1. Now that is my favourite combo. And Nutella is another favourite. Simply fantastic, loved the cup cake to the core.

  2. Citrus and chocolate are a good combo.. These cupcakes look awesome..

  3. They look so inviting with that nutella frosting and the cupcakes look soft and colorful.

  4. I too like orange and chocolate, especially in bakes. Nutella frosting is a cool idea to quickly frost the cupcakes.

  5. Very attractive muffins they are..simple and elegant frosting..

  6. Looks absolutely stunning. Gorgeously delicious!!!

  7. Orange & Chocolate is a delicious combination. Lovely clicks.

  8. Looks too good! I just love the pictures and feel like eating them right away :)

  9. Looks very delicious!...I love orange flavour in cakes..

  10. nice and simple recipe loved the nutella frosting on top

  11. ridiculously tempting... so drooling here!! yummm..

  12. Beautiful looking cupcakes. I love citrus flavors in the cakes.

  13. Fabulous clicks Valli!! Inviting cupcake with bursting orange flavor!! YUM

  14. Deliciously soft and fluffy with that topping, i m sure it will be real hit!!!

  15. Orange always adds a nice colour and flavour to bakes. Pairing with nutella makes is so yumm...

  16. Beautiful cup cakes and my daughter would love to have this