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Orange cupcake ~ 香橙纸杯蛋糕

I spotted these cute Bageforme baking cups on my recent holiday and bought them without much hesitation.  Bageforme is Danish for bakeware.  A box of 12 costs two Euro.  Coming back to the cupcakes.  These orange zesty cupcakes are  soft and moist and to me they taste a bit like sponge cake.   I dressed some up with  butter icing and if you are not a fan of buttery icing, they are also delicious, even eaten on its own.

Orange Cupcake ~ 香橙纸杯蛋糕

  • 90 gm plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 'L' egg
  • 55 gm caster sugar
  • 85 gm butter, melted
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 80 gm butter 
  • 123 gm icing sugar, sifted
  1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. With a handheld whisk, on medium speed, beat egg with sugar till fluffy, pale and thick.
  3. Reduce speed, add in melted butter, zest and vanilla.
  4. Sift in the flour again alternating with milk ,whisk on low till just combined.  You can also opt to mix in by hand.  (Do not overmix).
  5. Divide batter into the cup cake liners.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 18 to 20 mins. till golden brown, test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in the cupcake liners, on a wire rack.
  8. Yield :  5 cupcakes


  1. The baking cups sure are pretty and suit your orange cupcakes very well!

    1. Thank you, Phong Hong..... Ya, orange cupcakes wth orange coloured cupcake liners!

  2. They look very delicious!I would love one or two without icing!

  3. Hello Auntie,
    I tried making these today, they are the yummiest little cupcakes and were gone within minutes! Can I double the recipe to double the yield? Thank you for sharing this recipe. =)

    WeiLing (Wei Meng's sister)

    1. Hi Wei Ling, so sorry for the late reply. Yes, you can double the recipe to make more for your kids. Glad that they like them.


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