May 19th, 2009
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes – soft cupcakes with a refreshing orange flavor, topped with orange whipped cream and sprinkles. Price available upon request.
I am loving oranges right now. This cupcake has the most wonderful orange flavor, from the frosting to the cupcake. Methinks the orange sprinkles have some hint of orange taste, too. The cupcake base is similar to the Mimosa and Chocolate Naranja, soft and bursting with orange goodness and heady aroma. The whipped cream topping, infused with freshly squeezed orange juice and zest, intensifies the overall citrusy flavor. The “orange segments” and “seeds” are made with white chocolate and filled with the sprinkles.
With extra cupcakes to frost, I tried a Lindt Excellence Intense Orange dark chocolate bar for the glaze to make Chocolate Naranja cupcakes. The chocolate has pieces of orange and almond slivers and while these added an interesting texture to the glaze, somehow the “intense” orange flavor diminished. Verdict: I will reserve the Lindt chocolate for my chocolate binge and will stick to using orange oil to flavor my Chocolate Naranja topping.
With the success of these orange cupcakes, I will be trying a calamansi version soon.