My final entry, inspired by Ms. Frostie, is an orange dreamsicle like cupcake. Made with orange "Crush", it is vanilla and orange filled with the same orange candy studded white chocolate ganache as my Pomegranate cuppies, and topped with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting, dipped into an orange glaze. Very tasty little number.
Orange Crush Cuppies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick softened unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup orange soda
Preheat oven to 350 deg F, line 12 muffin tins.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. In glass measuring cup mix milk and soda together.
In mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy, add sugar and cream again until light and fluffy, approx 3 minutes. Always scraping bowl when needed. add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add vanilla, mix until well incorporated. On low speed, beat in the flour in three additions, alternating with the milk and soda mixture in two additions and mixing until just incorporated. At this point I added a little orange food coloring. but you don't really need to.
fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake 18 - 22 minutes.
After cupcakes are cooled, you can cut a hole out of the center of the cuppies, fill the hole with the White chocolate ganache (recipe in previous post) and the recover with the piece you took out.
Frost with the White Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting (recipe also in previous post). Let sit while you prepare the orange glaze.....Or you can put them in the fridge to harden up the frosting a bit to prepare for the dipping.
(Martha Stewart, Oh yeah....)
4 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk (I used half and half...but do what you want, I don't really think it'll matter)
2 cups powdered sugar
orange food coloring
Put sugar in medium sized bowl, melt butter over medium heat, remove from heat and whisk in milk. Add to sugar and whisk together. Add food coloring add this point. the longer you let this sit, the more hardened it becomes, so you wanna dip your cuppies at this point.
Check out my two previous two posts for my other entries to iron cupcake and the prizes available for this months winner, and also here for other great stuff.