Sunday, January 23, 2011

Eggless Orange Cup Cakes

Orange cup cakes

Sweet and juicy oranges and the vibrant orange color are such a fantastic match by God. I love oranges for their flavor, taste and color :)

I have been having an orange every afternoon for the past few weeks and a sudden though arose last day and was debating with mom about the number of segments an orange would have ;) I was bidding for 10 and she said its 11 and justified saying that is the reason behind the name Orange(In tamil orange translates to numbers 6 and 5 which adds to 11) :P The debate is still on and google dint give me a convincing answer. So you guys can share your thoughts too ;)

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I recently got these cute little oranges in the market and was so trilled about it. Sometimes in large oranges there might be a small segment in between two segments and if at all I get one of those, I would be so thrilled and happy to call it baby orange and have it with cheer ;) Now that these oranges were small and cute, I could not stop getting excited ;)

Decided to make something out of it and ended up with the cute looking cup cakes which have joined my favorite list in the recent past :)

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Ingredients:

Orange juice - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour(maida) - 1 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Powdered Sugar - 3 tbsp
Condensed milk(milk maid) - 200gms
Butter - 1/2 cup
Orange zest - 1/4 tsp
Whipped cream

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Method:

Sift the maida, baking powder and baking soda together and keep it aside.

In a bowl, beat butter and sugar together for a min and then add the condensed milk and orange juice to it and mix well. Now beat in the flour mixture slowly and whisk until everything comes together. Finally add the orange zest to the batter.

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Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C. Line the muffin tray with liners.

Fill muffin cups with batter upto 3/4th and bake it for 15-20 mins at 375°F or 190°C. Adjust the time according to your oven settings.

Check if cooked by inserting a skewer in the center. Once done, allow it to cool on a wire rack for a while.

Orange cup cakes are ready.

Now beat the fresh cream until it forms peaks and pipe them on the cakes.

Decorate with some fresh oranges and serve.

This quantity would make around 10 cup cakes.

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Tips:


I used whipping cream powder available in the market this time for my cream and the whipping was simply magical and yummy as well.

You can use two tsp of orange concentrate instead of orange juice and use little less than half cup of milk or water while making the batter.

The cake would be in pale orange color. You can use a little food color and make it look brighter.

I baked 6 cup cakes and baked the rest of the batter in small tartlet mould. They were more attractive and cute :)

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47 comments:

Anuradha said...

Super duper clicks! Yummy creamy recipe! Orangy orangy!!

Shanthi said...

Photos alluthu. Well stacked oranges lovely and a yummy cake as well.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome looking cup cakes, they stole my hearts :):)

G said...

The cakes look so cute!! I am tempted to grab a few right away...Needless to say Your photography is out of the world!!

G
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

Anuradha said...

I have a different question in my mind regarding oranges. Was Orange fruit called Orange because of its color or was the color orange called orange because of the orange fruit?????

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv those cup cakes and the cute little oranges..I luv the click with tart moulds very much, very pretty they look with the topping of oranges...Yummy cupcakes

Jay said...

wooooow.....such a wonderful treat...u rock Nits..!!!
Tasty appetite

kitchen queen said...

delicious and spongy cake.

Priti said...

Cup cakes looks yum and so the pics ....

M D said...

Lovely pics Nitya! You rock! Love the eggless orange cupcakes.

I have used the whipping cream powder a couple of times, but unfortunately, I don't like it's taste much these days. I feel it tastes a little artificial :(

Umm Mymoonah said...

Cake looks scrumptious, the way you presented it is very innovative.

Deepti said...

Awesome Clicks Nithya....And A Tempting Recipe...

Santosh Bangar said...

superb cup cakes sound so delicious and clicks marvellous

sanjeeta kk said...

Wooow!! what a fiery display. Love the bright and vibrant background. Those tiny baked goodies are a delight. How can you devour all of them by yourself? I am just a call' away from your home :)

Lite Bite

Scribblingzzz.. said...

Yummy cutie clicks... Sure will try this...
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nithya,
Can you give me tips how to capture good photos ? :-) Awesome pictures....
And can't get my eyes off from those cute little oranges.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya's Feast said...

Awesome, nithya...i jus amused how u made the cake stand with a glass and plate..Muffin has come not really well...

Bharathy said...

Can i marry them, puleez? ;)

Lavi said...

Lovely Orangy! i too have made these muffins and liked the citrus flavour!

Please let me know, where do u find the whipped cream..

Suja Sugathan said...

Cute and delicious cupcakes, awesome presentation and clicks dear

Kairali sisters said...

Yummy cupcakes..I love anything citrusy...

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Cute cupcakes,Awesome click:)

Cynthia said...

Oh my, I am loving all this fancy food styling and photography!

mysaffronkitchen.com said...

Super cute cupcakes Nithya..:)

Rachu said...

Wow.. Must say your pictures are sooo beautiful.. you really have great photography skills.. lov all those pics.. amazing!

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Pavithra said...

Cute cupcakes and love orange flavor in cakes. Beautiful pictures !!!

Ramya said...

Iam spellbound by your pictures..Cupcakes look scrumtious

Yummy Team said...

Amazing clicks, Nithya..Cup cakes look absolutely tempting!

Veggie Hut said...

wonderful presentation..yummy cupcakes!

Tamanna said...

wow looks lovely i want them all!

simply.food said...

Beautiful mouthwatering clicks , these look awesome.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful,I could smell them from here :) lovely settings Nithi,pretty clicks!

Seema Abbas Ali said...

Hey Nithya,

You made me fall in love with Oranges with those breath-taking photos. You sure have great talents Nithya, I am an ardent fan!!

Radhika said...

lovely clicks Nithya. make me fall in love with oranges even more. i could almost feel the smell from here.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks yummy:)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks yummy:)

Pushpa said...

Yummy orange cup cakes,great clicks.

jeyashrisuresh said...

delicious cup caakes with cute little oranges. Even now we get a lot of cute and yummy oranges. Cupcakes looks beautiful

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow.......
looks gorgeous dear....
Amazing clicks :)

Harika's Kitchen said...

You r really talented i love the way you present your recipes glad to be your follower and i also love to learn from u.......ha ha ha:-)

Divya Kudua said...

First things first-stunning pics!!Love the makeshift cake tray,only you could think of something like that!!I love Orange in my bakes too and made an eggless orange cake following a similar recipe during my birthday!!Love the vibrant colors!!

Paty M said...

mmmmm your pics are just delicious!

Roshan said...

i am also an orange flovor lover....nice cupcakes and droolworthy pictures...

Priya's Feast said...

Awesome, nithya...i am jus amused how u made the cake stand with a glass and plate..Muffins has come out really well...

Kalyani said...

awesome post and superb clicks !! first time here, and happy to follow you dear !

Cheers,
kalyani
Sizzling Tastebuds

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