Orange Cupcakes

This year I prepared home made chocolate truffles for Halloween to gift my neighbourhood kids but in the last minute the kids count was high than expected. So I searched some simple recipe (aiming with available ingredients at my pantry) on web and got orange cupcake recipe from here. As I didn't get time to prepare frosting, I did very simple kids friendly Halloween decoration with chocolate chips and nutella. I prepared it in a jiffy and I need to say it disappeared in a jiffy. I first hesitate to blog this cupcakes because I felt the decoration is little sloppy, but the soft spongy orange taste of cupcakes made myself to compromise and post this recipe. Try the cupcake recipe and choose your own favorite frosting and enjoy them.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: <15 minutes
Cooking Time: 18 minutes
Makes: 12 cupcakes


For Orange Cupcakes:

Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2/3 cups
Egg - 3 nos
Plain flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
Baking powder - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh Orange Juice - 1/4 cup (I used store bought juice)
Orange extract - 2 teaspoon (I didn't use)
Orange food color - 2 drops (I added a drop from Dr.Oetker's red and yellow color and I got mild orange colour.)

For Quick Halloween Decoration:

Chocolate chips / Chocolate buttons - 24 nos
Nutella - 1/4 cup approx
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup approx


For Orange Cupcakes:

1) First bring butter and egg to room temperature. Sift  flour, baking powder and salt together and keep aside. Line the cupcake tray with cupcake liners. Preheat the oven to 180C(350F).
2) In a mixing bowl, beat butter until pale.

3) Add sugar and continue beating till you get the cream texture.

4) Add one egg at a time and beat well till all the eggs incorporated.

5) Add flour, baking powder and salt mixture and mix well.

6) Add orange juice, orange extract(If using) and orange food color. Mix well till all incorporated.


7) Spoon the cupcakes tray with 2/3 batter full.


8) Bake it for 18 minutes or till the tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
9) Cool sometime and transfer to a wiring rock to cool completely.

For Quick Halloween Decoration:

1) Top the cupcake with powdered sugar.
2) Place the 2 buttons or chips on each cupcakes like eyes in the face.
3) Draw a mouth line using nutella. Instead of nutella, any jam also be used here.

1) The original recipe's frosting was excellent, I didn't do that because of unavailability of time. But I suggest to do that if you are going to try this cupcakes.
2) As I started preparing this recipe in last minute, I kept eggs in bowl of hot water for some time to bring it to room temperature. This is the tip I used from the original recipe.

Sending this to Vardhini's Halloween Fiesta and
Srav's Cooking concepts- Festive foods.

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wow delicious cupcakes,lovely presentation...

hi uma, beautiful cup cakes especially with the orange color touch..oh those kids must be very happy with such a great te=reat apart from the usual choc candy

Never knew you could make oranges look
The cupcakes look spectacular, I am a BIG fan of citrus in bakes!

beautiful cupcakes...

Excellent cupcakes. Happy Halloween.

Hamaree Rasoi

This dish looks mouthwatering..Totally Yumm..

Uma these orange cup cakes are looking very cute. I love citrus flavour in cakes and these are super Halloween treat.. Kids would surely love it :)

WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning Uma!!!! Im booking this right away!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Happy halloween, the cupcakes looks super cute and fluffy

Great presentation, cupcake looks so moist and festive!

Wonderful Presentation Uma. I love citrus flavors and this one is super.

beautifully presented !! Cupcakes looks so soft and perfectly baked !!

Ongoing Event - Festive Food

Beautiful presentation dear..Cupcakes looks perfect..

wow awesome presentation.. n cupcakes r soo yumm

Like the look of that cute devilish orange...nice looking cupcakes

जरुर बनवा कर देखेंगे, तभी तो पता चलेगा।

Luvly Orange Cupcakes,YumYum and Colourful.Luv it.

Happy Halloween..looks delicious cupcakes..nice spooky oranges decorations n cupcakes are real yummy!!

Great presentation, cupcake looks so moist and festive!

Cupcakes looks damn pretty and fabulous...beautiful decorations..

cake looks so soft and these are the perfect Halloween Treat..i wish to be your neighbor to enjoy these cute cakes..well presented n like the orange decoration :)

excellent the flavourful cake!!

What a lovely presentation, looks excellent.

love orange cupcakes any day.. those look so cute!

Nice cupcakes Uma! Presentation is so cute! :)

U know what...i was thinking that you are residing in only came to know that you are here! :)

Lovely cupcakes, great photos.
I know you didn't use orange extract but I'll bet it would be good.

cute cupcakes and a treat for kids. nicely presented and clicked

Great-looking cupcakes! :) Perfect Halloween treat!


The cupcakes look so cute.. yummy :) Happy Halloween..

cute cups and presentation is super

Lovely presentation. Thanks for visiting. Expecting your dish for potluck.

Cup cakes look so adorable, loved the way you decked the oranges too.

It looks so cute, I thought I already commented, sorry for late comment :)

Delicious cupcakes.Looks cute

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