Orange Halloween Cupcakes

    1 hour 45 minutes

    With two oranges and yoghurt this cake is really simple but excellent. This cake is a fantastic colour for making cupcake jack o lanterns at Halloween time.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 95ml vegetable oil
    • 1 cup (250g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
    • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Flat strap liquorice

    Preparation:1hour15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl mix together the vegetable oil, sugar and eggs. Stir in yoghurt and orange zest. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the mixture just until blended. Pour the dough into a greased 20x30cm baking tin.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Poke holes in the cake with a knife and pour the juice from the oranges over the cake slowly until it has all been absorbed.
    4. Cut the liquorice into small triangles and arrange to make a jack o lantern face.

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    yum!  -  27 Jun 2011


    This recipe is good, try it, but IT MAKES A 9"x9" CAKE, NOT a 9"x13" one. At least, I can't imagine how so little batter could have made the larger cake. Beyond that though, this was great - moist, very orangey, a nice colour. After the juice soaked in (15 mins or so), I topped the cake with store-bought chocolate icing. That was a good choice - the combination tasted like those chocolate oranges you get at Christmas. I made it for Halloween.  -  31 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great cake. A smaller pan works best. For a different cake, try Meyer's Lemons with this instead of oranges. Delicious. Like others, whipping cream makes a great serve along. After whipping, add just a tad orange zest to the the cream.  -  21 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)