Cupcakes with orange icing

    30 minutes

    Tasty with not too much fuss. These vanilla cupcakes with an orange icing are a delicious change from some of the sweeter cup cake recipes.


    Waikato, New Zealand
    13 people made this

    Makes: 12 (10 - 12 depending on size required)

    • 125g butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 3T milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 25g butter
    • 175g icing sugar
    • 1/2 an orange

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    2. Put all the ingredients except the milk into a food processor and blitz till smooth. Pulse while adding the milk slowly to make a soft, dropping consistency. (If you don’t have a processor, soften the butter then cream the butter and sugar, add the dry ingredients and then the milk and mix well.)
    3. Divide the mixture between 12 paper cases in a muffin tray. It doesn't look like much in each paper case - but fear not - it will rise!
    4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cakes are golden on top. Col on a rack.
    5. ice when cool. To make the icing; first grate the rind from the orange and set aside, then juice the orange. Melt butter, add sifted icing sugar, orange juice. Mix well.
    6. Ice each cupcake, then put rind on top - just to give it that little fancy edge.


    For a difference, use whole lemon instead of orange.

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    Excellent recipe. Easy to make and the kids love them. Thank you  -  07 Dec 2012