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Recipe: Orange and Passion Fruit Cupcakes


It's National Cupcake Week! No better excuse for me to put my apron on and start baking, and what a bake I have for you. Orange and Passion Fruit Cupcakes, they have a light fruity and refreshing taste to them. The inspiration for the cakes came to me during a recent shopping trip to a local farm shop  when I spotted some homemade curds, and as soon as I saw the jar of passion fruit and orange I knew I wanted to use it in a cake. 

Orange and Passion Fruit Cupcakes Recipe

oven temp 180 degrees C / 
makes 12 cakes

2 oz butter (softened)
2 oz caster sugar
2 oz self raising flour (sifted)
2 eggs (beaten)
Zest of one orange
1 tablespoon of orange juice

Butter cream
3 oz butter (not too soft)
6 oz icing sugar (sifted)
5 table spoons passion fruit and orange curd

Whisk the butter and caster sugar together for 2-3 minutes. Continue whisking adding half the egg if need add a little of the flour to prevent the mixture from splitting, adding the remaining egg. Fold in the flour and add the orange juice and zest.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes (approx) a tooth pick or cake tester skewer should come out clean. Leave to cool whilst making the butter cream.

Mix the butter and icing sugar together, until smooth and well combined. Add the passion fruit and orange curd and mix.

Once the cakes are cool use an apple corer to remove some of the centre of the sponge. Spoon a little of the curd into the hole. I like to then plug the hole with the piece of sponge that I'd removed, just to help the curd soak into the sponge. It does not matter if this sticks up a little as the butter cream will cover it. Decorate the cakes with the butter cream, and add any sprinkles or drizzle a little more of the curd on the butter cream.


You can of course replace the passion fruit and orange curd with another flavour if you are unable to source any near you. Or you can order jars on line from Mikes Homemade. 

Please note that this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share this great product discovery with you.

 I'm taking part in the Calendar Cakes Challenge hosted by the lovely Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes. This month's challenge is hosted by Rachel at Dolly Bakes and the theme is...Cupcakes.
These cakes are also being entered into the Tea Time Treats Challenge, which hosted this month by Karen at Lavender and Lovage has come over all Citrus for January 2013.  Hosted by Lavender and Lovage and What Kate Baked


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12 comments:

  1. oh they must be tasting delightful. a great combination of flavors.

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    1. They certainly did make a perfect combination of flavours :)

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  2. Wow that oranges and passionfruit curd sounds amazing...I can just imagine how good these cupcakes taste! I might have to get on to Mike's Homemade! Thanks for entering Calendar Cakes :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura, looking forward to the Calendar cakes round up there is sure to be some amazing creations this month.

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  3. My mouth is watering . . . such temptation!

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    1. Thank you Connie and thanks for dropping by :)

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  4. Looks beautiful and the flavours sound refreshing. Love the cakes in the teacups! : )

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  5. Your cupcakes always look so pretty. I really must master piping. Passionfruit curd was probably my favourite curd from the ones I've made so far, but it sounds really good with orange in it too.

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    1. Thanks and here is me wishing I was better than I am at piping :)
      The flavours were a great combination.

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  6. SUCH pretty little cakes, and such lovely ingredients too! Thanks so much for your entry into Tea Time Treats!

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  7. Beautiful little cupcakes these are! Citrus of any kind and passionfruit go together so perfectly and I love that you flavored the buttercream icing with the curd itself.

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