Chocolate Naranja Cupcake – tender orange cupcake topped with semisweet chocolate ganache flavored with orange oil. Price available upon request.
a taste of sunshine
Reader C._ dropped me a note asking if I can share my recipe for my Mimosa cupcake. My mimosa cupcake’s base is an orange cupcake and I put the champagne on the frosting. I’ve said that it is soft and fluffy and it is. The little cakes are very good eaten fresh out of the oven. But of course topping them with a luscious frosting elevates them to a different level.
It has been a while since I made those orange cupcakes and when I got C._’s note, I had a sudden craving for those citrus goodies. I had made chocolate orange truffles to give as gifts last Christmas and I thought at that time that I should make a cupcake with those flavors—I just love the marriage of chocolate and orange. And so I baked a batch of orange cupcakes and frosted them with semisweet chocolate ganache flavored with orange oil. Orange oil is more potent than orange extract. I bought mine here.
This cupcake is really easy to make. You dump all ingredients in the bowl and then you beat it for about two minutes on high speed of an electric mixer to ensure the light texture of the baked cake. This is my own creation, adapted from one of my recipes. C._, the recipe is on its way to your email!
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*Spanish lessons - Naranja is Spanish for the orange fruit; anaranjado is Spanish for the color orange
3 comments April 29th, 2009