Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

So there you have it. The sweet aroma of Florida oranges lingering around in your kitchen as you peel away the skin, and create the zest, you then set it aside to put in your cupcakes for a bit  later. While you are preparing to make the most mouth watering cupcakes of the Summer, you say to yourself, "I must get through this experience without eating all the batter first."
I must say I really love having a glass of red wine with ANYTHING that's a combination of chocolate orange. I think if I'm going to eat cupcakes in the Summer time, the best ones to have are the citrus ones. Lemon, Orange, and Key Lime. Sometimes even in all this humidity down here in Georgia you still have to escape the heat & get into the air conditioning just to have yourself a mouth watering treat.

Orange Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup orange juice

1 tsp grated or zested orange peel

1/3 cup canola oil

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla