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Orange Monkey Cupcakes

Orange Monkey Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3 1/2 cups plain flour all-purpose
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup full-cream milk whole
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange sprinkles
  • 6 drops orange food gel

Frosting



Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  • Next, add milk, orange juice, eggs, oil, orange food gel and orange essence in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons).
  • Bake for 30-35 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  • To prepare frosting add orange food gel and orange essence to frosting and mix until well combined.
  • Once baked and cooled core the centre and fill with chocolate sauce.
  • Fit the end of a piping bag with a Wilton 1M tip and frost in a swirl. Finish with sprinkles.

Notes

Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g
Calories : 203kcal
Carbonhydrates: 22g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 31mg
Sodium: 166mg
Potassium : 52mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 3g
Vitamin A: 169IU
Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Calcium: 53mg
Iron: 1mg
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