Anyway, this is another of my delayed post. It was my helper's birthday earlier this month. During her birthday, I didn't bake any cake for her, nor buy her any cake. Since she was going to have a belated celebration with her friends last Sunday, I decided to make a simpler cake for her. Initially, I wanted to bake a small whole cake. Somehow, I changed my mind, and decided on cupcake sizes instead.
I used Alex Goh's "Lemon Butter Cake" recipe. However, I replaced it with orange, reduced the sugar by 30%, and omitted the glacing. But I used chocolate fudge to frost some of the cupcakes instead. Chocolate fudge frosting is truly unnecessary as this cake is flavourful by itself. I found this butter cake to be very light and soft. The tangy orange taste and aroma from the cake is very strong. I like it very much though.
Recipe for Orange Butter Cake, modified from "Fruity Cakes by Alex Goh".
(Makes approximately 17 cupcake-sized cakes)
250g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
250g Unsalted butter
140g Fine Sugar
50g Orange juice
1 Orange zest
1. Cream (A) until smooth and fluffy.
2. Whip (B) until sugar dissolves and thickens. (Ribbon stage).
3. Add (B) into (A) and beat until well blended and smooth. Add (C) and mix well.
4. Pour the batter into silicone mould. (I used a 5-domed shape and 6-pyramid shape silicone moulds and a 6-pc muffin tray)
5. Bake at 180C for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and unmould. Set aside to cool.