Saturday, October 1, 2011

recipe: ORANGE CUPCAKES

This recipe came about when a friend gave me a ton of extra oranges from her tree.  I went online to find recipes that used fresh oranges and came across a muffin recipe.  I modified it a bit and turned into a chocolate and orange treat!  Check it out...




INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 oranges - 1 large and 1 small (I like to use naval oranges)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sweet unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Nutella for frosting

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a muffin pan with regular butter (or if you prefer you can use cupcake liners).

Peel the large orange and put in the blender.  Keep the peel on the small orange, cut into quarters and place in the blender (yes, keep the skin on but be sure to remove any stem or seeds).  Blend until smooth.

Add egg, vanilla and butter into blender and blend until smooth.

In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

Take blended mixture and pour it all on top of the dry mixture and combine everything together with a spoon.  Add chocolate chips and continue to mix.

Pour mixture evenly into muffin/cupcake cups.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove.  Cool.  Frost with Nutella.  Serve!

PS - If you are cooking for one I recommend freezing them when they are fresh.  They will keep for a month or so.  This is obviously a great dessert but it also makes a yummy breakfast or afternoon snack!

GTBB,
Bad Joan

5 comments:

  1. Wow! I love eating muffins! this is one great recipe!

    Kaye Awatin
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  2. Thank you for stopping by our blog, Joan! We really appreciate it :) Oh those cupcakes look so good! Yummy. And Nutella is the best thing ever, hehe. I want to make these cupcakes now, delicious! Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Looks sooo yummy!
    THanks for the comment =)

    Lu ♥
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  5. oh gosh joan ~ i can't even begin to tell you how GOOD this sounds and LOOKS!! yum!! orange cupcakes? and i love nutella ~ what a great idea to spread it on those babies?! i notice your theme of orange recipes lately!! ;) ;)
    p.s. will have to try this one, thanks joan!
    xx ~ kristina

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