Orange Chocolate Mini Cupcakes

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  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Orange and Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting. Whipped these up this morning because of a request of a 3 year old who WOULDN'T take NO as an answer. (Though I must admit these were WAY good....)

    Cupcakes:

    * 1/2 cup milk
    * 3 large egg whites(do not discard yolks, you'll need them for frosting)
    * 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    * Zest of 1 fresh orange (or 1 Tbsp dried zest)
    * 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    * 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
    * 1 cup sugar
    * 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    * 2 tsp baking powder
    * 6 tbsp softened butter


    Butter Cream Frosting:
    * 1/4 cup softened butter
    * 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    * 1/2 tsp vanilla (or orange extract for more citrus flavor)
    * 1 egg yolk
    * a few drops of food color, whatever you want


    * Preheat oven 350


    Mix milk, egg whites, zest and extract set aside
    Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add butter while mixing on low one tbsp at a time.
    Mixture should be crumbly looking.
    Add milk mixture slowly and mix on low for a minute and a half until mousse like.
    Pour into cupcake/muffin tins with liners. Bake 18-22 minutes. (Until toothpick comes out clean.)
    While cupcakes cool mix together all frosting ingredients until whipped nicely. Put on cupcakes when completely cool and serve.

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  2. BedHead

    BedHead Out Of The Brooder

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    You just HAD to post this so soon after the holidays didn't you? [​IMG] Those look WAY delicious.
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Hey... they are mini, so pop 2 bite size one's instead of a big cupcake! Its kinda like a diet, right?! [​IMG]
     

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