Orange cupcakes with a chocolate buttercream frosting that will make you weak in the knees!
My coworker Dave is ALWAYS asking for cupcakes. Literally every week since I made the lemon filled lavender cupcakes he asks if I brought cupcakes.
We're having a little Cinco de Mayo grill out at work tonight, so I thought I'd whip some up.
The frosting on these cupcakes are out of control.
(adapted from laurenslatest.com)
yield: 12 regular sized or 36 minis
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange zest
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and leavenings. Stir with
a fork to combine and make a large well in the center. Pour in
remaining wet ingredients into the well and stir until just combined.
Spoon into prepared tins to be 3/4 full and bake 22 minutes for regular
cupcakes and 12 minutes for minis. Cool completely before frosting.
Out of control Chocolate Buttercream
Chocolate Buttercream frosting:
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 tbsp whole milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Put the chocolate in a double boiler and stir
occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted. Set the chocolate
aside to cool to room temperature.
Beat the butter on a medium
speed until smooth and creamy. Add the milk, mixing until completely
blended. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until completely incorporated,
2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber
spatula as necessary. Add the vanilla and beat just until mixed. With
the mixer on low speed, gradually add confectioners’ sugar (you might need a little more or a little less) until you reach a
creamy, silk frosting consistency. The frosting can be stored in an
airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
On another note, I went to the first farmers market of the season and picked up my CSA and a few other yummies. Highly recommend Cleverley Farms for all your local produce needs. :)