Sunday, May 6, 2012

Orange-Strawberry cupcakes

Yes, I made these for breakfast.  Before you judge me, le' me tel' ya' that these DO NOT have frosting.  Yeah sure, a glaze but listen, would you rather have pancakes with SYRUP?  Got ya' there didn't I?  But anyway, I loved these very much and so did my family.  These are PERFECT for a afternoon picnic and a delicious grab-and-go snack.

Like I said, a DE-LICI-OUS snack.

I don't know what to say now, I thought they were so pretty I just took so many pictures.

Preheat oven to 375.
In a small bowl, stir together 1 2/3 cups flour,

1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder,

and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

To an electric mixer, cream 1 stick butter and 2/3 cup sugar.

Add 1 egg plus 1 egg white.

cream together well.  Add 1/2 the flour mixture and mix on low speed until almost blended.

Measure 1/2 cup orange juice...

and add only 6 Tablespoons to the bowl.  Add the rest of the flour mixture and slowly mix again.

Finally chop 1/2 cup strawberries and mix into the batter.  scoop into muffin pans and bake for 20 to 22 minutes.

Let cool completely on wire rack.

For Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs.  Orange juice
2 tsp. orange zest

  1. Make glaze: In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp. orange juice until smooth. If glaze is too thick, stir in additional juice, making sure to add only 1 tsp. at a time, until you reach desired consistency. Glaze should be loose enough to spread easily on cupcakes, but not so thin that it drips.
  2. Remove cupcakes from pan and top evenly with glaze. Let cool completely on rack, about 1 hour. Garnish each cupcake with a strawberry half, if desired

Ugh.  Now I'm hungry for one of these but we don't have any more because they were all eaten.  ;(.

Oh but at least I can look how beautiful they are!



Esther said...

Sounds delicious and beautiful presentation as well! Keep it up!

Lauren Huffman said...

These look delicious - I definitely want to make some soon. And you are awesome, by the way.

Ismail Penukonda said...

Yummy! I am gonna try this with my daughter this weekend. Nice Job.