Orange Cupcakes

This orange cupcake is very soft and moist and has a rich orange aroma ...
Thanks to Cheah for sharing this recipe.  These cupcakes are not difficult to bake and I love the strong orange aroma it fills the kitchen when baking this.

Recipe adapted from no-frills recipes


250 gm butter
250 gm self-raising flour
170 gm vanilla sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp orange rind  (keep some extra for decorating)
85 ml fresh orange juice
pinch of salt (omitted, I used salted butter)
some icing sugar for dusting  (optional)

  1. Sift flour with salt, set aside.
  2. Cream sugar, butter and orange rind till light, fluffy and creamy. 
  3. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Fold in sifted flour alternating with orange juice, start with flour and end with flour.  Mix well.
  5. Scoop up batter into the lightly greased and floured mould.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 degC for 20 - 25 mins.  Test with a skewer if it comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for about 10 mins. before removing and transferring to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Decorate with some icing sugar and a little sprinkling of orange rind, if desired


  1. I always love orange in my baked stuff, these cupcakes are amazing, love the texture.

  2. Those muffins look so soft and pretty!

  3. They sure look yummy. Love the orangey hue!

  4. Umm Mymoonah - yes, the cake is very moist and soft, do give it a try if you have time.

    Angie's Recipes - thank you.

    busygran - nice to hear from you. How are you? You have been missing for a while.

    lena - thank you.

  5. What is vanilla sugar? hehe... the cupcakes are so lovely and bright.

  6. hanushi - I am not sure what is vanilla sugar, I replaced it with castor sugar. I hope if Cheah read this, she will assist by answering your question. My apologies.

  7. Looks good! I love the smell of orange in bakes! Lovely with a cup of tea!

  8. Hey Chris! This is a very pretty cake and your photography have improved a lot. time remember to make this for me..huh?

  9. kitchen flavours - yes, these cakes are great to go with a cup of tea.

    Anncoo - thank you. Sure no problem - these are not difficult to make.

  10. HI! :)

    lovely good with coffee! :)

  11. I love orange cupcakes, yours is perfect!

  12. Hi Olive - thanks for stopping by and hope to see your around more often.

    Little Corner of Mine - thank you.

  13. Thanks for the mention, Chris. Missed out this post, have been pretty busy. Your cupcakes look cute and I like the design of the cake liners. The colours blend very well with the cakes.


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