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Orange Almond Cupcakes

Orange Almond Cupcakes

Easy delicious orange and almond cupcakes.
Recipe Source: Love Food
Prep Time: 5 minutes .
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Makes: 12 cupcakes

  1. Butter,softened- 6 tbsp (85 gms)
  2. Castor sugar/fine granulated sugar – 6 tbsp (approx 85gms)
  3. Egg,lightly beaten- 1 large
  4. All purpose flour – 9 tbsp ( 85gms)(i used whole wheat flour)
  5. Ground almonds – 4tbsp
  6. Salt- 1/8 tsp
  7. Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Orange zest- from one small orange
  9. Orange juice – from one small orange(approx 50 to 60 ml)

Orange glaze:

  1. Orange zest- from one small orange
  2. Orange juice – from one small orange(approx 50 to 60 ml)
  3. Castor sugar/fine granulated sugar- 4 tbsp(or to taste)
  4. Toasted,flaked almonds – 1 or 2 tbsp


  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.Line the cupcake tray with paper cases.In a  large bowl,whisk together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

  • Add egg and mix well until well combined.

  • Now add flour ,ground almonds,baking powder and salt.Mix gently just until combined.Do not over mix.

  • Add the orange zest and juice and mix gently using a spoon just until combined.

  • Spoon the batter into the paper cases (fill about 2/3 full)and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes,then transfer to a wire rack .

  • To prepare the glaze combine the ingredients listed under orange glaze(except flaked almonds) in a sauce pan.Cook over medium flame ,stirring continuously for about 5 minutes.Allow to cool slightly.Prick the cupcakes allover with a skewer and drizzle the warm orange glaze on top.Finally sprinkle the flaked almonds on top.Allow to cool completely.

      • NOTES
      • 1cup=250ml

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