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

* 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.

            • 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!!!


            1. so beautiful and yummy cupcakes !!

            2. Mind-blowing gorgeous cupcake ....

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

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

              Hamaree Rasoi

            5. looks wonderful and awesome :)

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

            7. Nice innovation ambreen! Cupcakes are cute!

            8. Thats so beautiful and yummy.
              very innovative

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

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

            11. such a cute little creation!

            12. 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 :)

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              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 :)

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

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

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

            16. They are really very cute Ambreen.

            17. Super delicious cute cupcakes....

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


            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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