Monday, September 8, 2008

mmm...cupcakes

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like everyone else I love cupcakes! we went to a bbq this weekend and I decided to make these yummy chocolate orange cupcakes. I love this recipe and like to make them during the fall season. of course I had to show my school spirit and add the oregon topper!

If you're interested, here's the recipe for the cupcakes...chocolate+orange = yum-o!





chocolate orange cupcakes w/limoncello frosting
(recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis - foodnetwork.com)

cupcakes:
1 box chocolate cake mix
orange juice (instead of water in cake mix)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 cup diced candied orange peel (about 8 ounces)

frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened (1/2 stick)
2 tablespoons limoncello (you can substitute with 2 tablespoons lemon juice for minors)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 orange, zested
1/4 cup finely diced candied orange peel, for garnish

special equipment: cupcake liners, 2 muffin pans

to make the cupcakes: mix the chocolate cake mix according to package instructions, substituting orange juice for the water. toss the chocolate chips with the flour. fold the chocolate chips and the candied orange peel into the chocolate mixture. line the muffin pan with the cupcake liners. fill and bake the cupcakes according to package instructions. let the cupcakes cool for 1 hour on a wire rack before frosting.

to make the frosting: combine all the ingredients except the candied orange peel in a medium bowl. using a hand mixer, beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. using a small spatula, place about 1 tablespoon of frosting on top of each cupcake. top with a small sprinkle of candied orange peel.

1 comment:

Stefani said...

Cupcakes and school spirit?!?! Right on!! GO DUCKS!!! =)