Orange Cupcakes With Cherry Frosting

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Cherry-Orange Cupcakes

A crazy combination which can never go wrong. Cupcakes are loaded with citrus flavour, both orange juice and the marmalade which comes out as a surprise when you dig into the layers one after the other. Orange marmalade is used as a filling in muffins making a cavity on top of each. And finally, the whipping cream-butter frosting with delicious cherry puree is quite enough to make you an addict of these amazing cupcakes.

Ingredients required for 6 cup cakes – :

•  Cake flour –  1 cup/ 150 gms
•  Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup/ 120 gms approx. 
•  Melted butter –   3/4 cup /120 gms
•  Eggs – 2 large
•  Fresh orange juice – 2 tbsp
•  Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
•  Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon
•  Salt – a pinch

Ingredients for filling
•  Orange Marmaled – 2-3 tbsp

ingredients for Cherry puree

•  Fresh, canned or frozen red cherries – 12-15 nos
•  Sugar – 1/2 cup

Ingredients for frosting  :-

•  Whipping cream – 100 ml
•  Butter at room temperature – 50 ml
•  Cherry puree – 1/2 cup
•  Powdered sugar – 100 gms
•  Few cherries and orange candy for decoration

Method for Cherry Puree

1-  Deseed cherries and chop them
2-  Take a saucepan and add cherries and sugar
3-  Bring to boil at low-medium flame stirring at intervals. Firstly the mix will be liquidy but after 10 minutes the cherry puree will thicken. 
4-  Switch off the flame and strain it to get a fine puree. Allow it to cool completely. Refrigerate to chill to add to frosting


Method for Cupcakes  -:

1-  Add sugar to butter and beat well until it get the creamy and light consistency
2-  Add 1 egg at a time and whisk well. Add orange juice and mix
3-  Add flour with salt, baking powder and baking soda
4-  Fold gently and pour into cupcake moulds. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check at last minutes with a toothpick. If it doesn’t come out clean, bake for another 5 minutes
5-  When baked, take them out and unmould. Let them cool completely. Make a cavity on top approx.1.5 inch deep with a sharp knife and fill 1 teaspoon of Marmalade into each. Cover each and prepare for the frosting

Method for frosting – :

1-  Add the chilled whipping cream to a bowl and place it into another bowl of ice
2-  Beat with an electric beater until fluffy and light
3-  Add melted butter and whisk again. Add powdered sugar little at a time and beat
4-  Add cherry puree little at a time and beat to incorporate everything 
5-  Fill the piping bag with a nozzle in.
6- Frost each cupcake and decorate with cherries



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