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Orange Chocolate Mini Cupcakes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by vfem, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    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....)


    * 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.


  2. BedHead

    BedHead In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2009
    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

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    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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