Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Orange Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Original Recipe by Amy Beh

Orange Poppy Seed Cupcakes
175g self-raising flour, sifted
150g castor sugar
2 eggs
100ml freshly squeezed orange juice
175g butter
¼ tsp vanilla essence
¼ tsp lemon essence
1 tbsp Cointreau (orange liqueur), optional
1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
30g poppy seeds

Place paper cases in the muffin tin and preheat oven to 180°C.

Beat butter, sugar and essence until light and fluffy. Add orange rind, and eggs, one at a time. Continue to beat until light and creamy.

Fold in sifted ingredients, poppy seeds and enough orange juice, and Cointreau (if using), to get a soft dropping consistency.

Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling to three-quarters full. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch.

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