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Grapefruit Cupcake



Made these cupcakes quite some time back but only  managed to put it up now.   I rarely dress up my bakes but in this case thought that  a little bit of light glazing will enhance the flavour as grapefruits are reputed to be sour.  The cuppies were soft and fragrant and disappeared within a day.....















Recipe for Grapefruit Cupcake

    Ingredients
    • 6 oz plain flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2  tsp bicarbonat of soda
    • a pinch of salt
    • 4 oz caster sugar
    • 3 tsp grapefruit zest
    • 4 oz butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 2  Tbsp grapefruit juice with pulp
    • 1/2  cup milk
    • Extra zest for decoration (optional)

           Glazing
    • 150 gm icing sugar
    • 2.1/4 Tbsp grapefruit juice (disard the pulp)

            Method
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt, set aside.
  2. Cream butter, grapefruit zest and sugar till light and creamy.
  3. Add eggs and beat till well combined.
  4. Fold in sifted flour alternatively with milk.
  5. Mix in grapefruit juice.
  6. Scoop batter onto patty tin lined with cupcake liners.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 20 mins. till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Leave cupcakes in tin to cool.
  9. Drizzle icing glaze on top and decorate with some grapefruit zest.
  10. Yield :  12 cupcakes
          Glaze - Mix icing sugar with grapefruit juice to form a thick but dropping consistency.
    

Comments

  1. I am a big fan of grapefruit and my kids love it as well. So I am sure this will be a hit at home. Will try this out...

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  2. Cheah...so refreshing and the sugar glazing is perfect for the cuppies ! Goes well with the grapefruit flavor :) Nice !

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    1. Once in a while, have a bit more sugar in the system won't kill!

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  3. Hi Cheah, good try. Haven't thought of using grapefruit in cupcakes. An extraordinary choice of flavour and the cakes rose so beautifully. The glazing is value added to them.

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    1. Yes, as you say the glazing is value added....blends well with the grapefruit.

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  4. I love grapefruit and this grapefruit cupcake looks awesome!

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    1. Wow, a compliment from you, makes me big-headed!!

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  5. I havent try baking with grapefuits yet. Can I have one for tea, please.

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  6. Looks wonderful! Have not tried grapefruit in bakes before! Your cupcakes looks so moist and delicious!

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    1. Yes, they're moist, had a bit of orange flavour.

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  7. When I first tried grapefruit I remember being horribly shocked at its sourness, because I thought it would taste like sweet orange. I'm always a bit wary of it ever since, but putting it into a cupcake sounds like a brilliant way to get re-introduced to grapefruit (: yum!

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    1. Yes, grapefruits are very sour, that's why it prompted me to put some glaze on top.

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  8. Cheah, I like how you sugar glazed these cupcakes. I have never had grapefruit cupcakes before. I will definitely try this because I am very curious to find out how the taste.

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  9. I had grapefruit butter cake before, but have yet to make into cupcake, yours sound so good.

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  10. Love grapefruit! These cupcakes look delightful!

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  11. Emmm...mmm...your cupcake sounds really tempting. Will try to get myself a grapefruit the next time I go shopping. :o) Have a great week ahead.
    Kristy

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  12. Oh I do love grapefruit, it's been too long since I had some. Your cupcakes look so beautiful and delicate, I'd love to try them out. And your trip to Hawaii looks so fun! We did the submarine ride too about a decade ago. ;)

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    1. I'll be glad if my readers try my recipes. Yes, we had so much fun especially the food!

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