Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tangerine Butterfly Cupcakes


Tangerine Butterfly Cupcakes ... These butterfly cupcakes are delicious, cute & easy to make! They have a very nice citrus flavor, topped with orange flavored icing. Perfect for a birthday party, special occasions or just for a special treat :)


Orange Butterfly Cupcakes
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* Prep. Time : 30 minutes
* Cook Time : 16 - 18 minutes
* Makes : 12 cupcakes




For cupcakes :
  • 125 gm. butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp. tangerine zest, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup tangerine juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
 
For the icing :
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp. tangerine juice
  • Melted chocolate
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Sprinkles, Chocolate chips, Desiccated coconut, etc. 
    Method :

    For cupcakes :
    • Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC. Grease or line 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
    • Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric beater until soft.
    • Add the sugar & tangerine zest and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    • Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
    • Mix in the coconut.
    • Add this flour mixture in the butter mixture.
    • Add milk & tangerine juice. Beat on low speed just until the mixture is smooth.
    • Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.
      • Bake in the oven for 16 - 18 minutes, or until golden and springy to the touch. 
        • Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool.
        For the Icing :
        • Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the butter & tangerine juice. 
        • Beat until smooth ( If the icing is too thin, add a little more icing sugar ).
        • Transfer to a piping bag or simply use a spoon to spread the Icing.
         To assemble :
        • Cut off the tops of the cupcakes and cut each top in half.
        • Using a heart shaped cutter, make hearts from each half to make the butterfly wings. Set aside.
        • Spread a thin layer of Icing on top of the cut cupcake, pipe icing in the center of each cupcake.
        • Dust generously on top of the wings with icing sugar.
        • Arrange two wings at an angle on top of each cupcake and decorate with chocolate chips, if using.


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            • Place the melted chocolate in a plastic bag. Make a small hole by cutting a corner of the bag. 
            • On a parchment paper ( placed on a baking sheet), pipe the design to make antennae and body. 
            • Set aside until the chocolate is set. Spread a thin layer of Icing on top of the cut cupcake, also on top of the wings.
            • Sprinkle coconut / sprinkles or Icing sugar on top of the wings.
            • Pipe Icing in the center of each cupcake.
            • Arrange two wings at an angle on top of each cupcake and place the set chocolate ( antennae & body) in the center.

            Sending this recipe to these events Crazy For Cakes by Priya ( Now Serving ), Show Me Your Muffin by Divya Vikram ( Dil Se.. ) and  Treat To Eyes : Series 2 by Rumana Rawat ( Spice Ur Senses )


            I am not very good at Icing cakes, but hopefully you'll like it :)

            Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

            21 comments :

            1. Mind-blowing gorgeous cupcake ....

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            2. wat a fantastic presentation Ambreen...lovely clicks...can t resist from grabbing the whole..:P
              Tasty Appetite

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            3. Hi Ambreen
              Cupcakes look too delicious. You have created a masterpiece.Can I get some :)?

              Deepa
              Hamaree Rasoi

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            4. looks wonderful and awesome :)

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            5. These are exquisite. You have done a wonderful job with these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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            6. Nice innovation ambreen! Cupcakes are cute!

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            7. Thats so beautiful and yummy.
              very innovative

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            8. Woww they looks soo cute and wonderful...

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            9. That's so beautiful,looks awesome dear.

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            10. such a cute little creation!

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            11. Sravani @ Thanks dear! Glad you like it :)

              Divya @ Thank you for your sweet words :)

              Jay @ Thank you for appreciating my work. So nice of you :)

              Deepa @ I'm flattered to hear that ... really appreciate it. I wish I could pass them to you :)

              Ila @ Thanks for visiting and for your nice words :)

              Mary @ Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your valuable comment. You have made my day with such encouraging words :)

              Mahi @ Thank you for appreciating my effort :)

              Raksha @ Thanks for the visit and your lovely comment :)

              Priya @ Thank you so much ... You're always so kind about my recipes :)

              Suja Sugathan @ Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you liked it :)

              Rupali @ Glad to hear from you. Thanks for your kind comment :)

              Torviewtoronto @ Thank you so much for your nice words about my work :)

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            12. what a nice idea to make a butterfly cupcake.

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            13. Beautiful and creative! Thanks so much for voting dear...

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            14. These are really cute! Love the butterflies too :) Oranga flavour is perfect to welcome spring!

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            15. They are really very cute Ambreen.

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            16. Super delicious cute cupcakes....

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            17. Very cute cup cakes dear....so nice for a special occasion.

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            Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

            Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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