Celebration Cupcakes

    38 minutes

    These orange and white choc chip cupcakes would be the ideal treat for a birthday party or any other gathering topped with a lemon or orange icing.

    New South Wales, Australia
    2 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • For the cupcakes
    • 165g butter, softened to room temperature
    • 3/4 cup (185g) caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1/2 cup light sour cream
    • 1 1/4 cups (155g) self-raising flour
    • rind of 1 orange, finely grated
    • 1/2 cup white chocolate bits (optional)
    • For the fruity icing
    • 90g butter, at room temperature
    • 1 1/3 cup (185g) soft icing mixture, sifted
    • 1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Ready in:38min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C conventional or 170 degrees C fan forced.
    2. Beat butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl until light and creamy.
    3. Add eggs, gradually beating between each addition, then stir in sour cream.
    4. Sift flour three times then fold flour and orange rind through mixture. Spoon batter into 20 paper lined 1/3 cup muffin pans.
    5. Sprinkle the cakes with chocolate bits.
    6. Cook for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before icing. Spread with icing and sprinkle with coloured sugar.
    7. To make the fruity icing; combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined.

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