Cupcakes are always popular with the boys and their friends!
These are smaller than muffins so suitable for smaller appetites I think. Also, perfect for school lunch boxes as there is no “wet” icing to go everywhere!
Blood oranges are in season just now and the boys love the colour and taste of them, I used a small orange for this, around 100g in weight.
110g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
110g self raising flour, sieved
1 blood orange
50g granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade.
Line a 12 hole muffin tin with small paper cases.
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar.
Slowly beat in the egg, just a little at a time.
Zest the orange and add to the cake batter.
Gently fold in the sieved flour.
Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 15-18mins.
While baking the cakes, juice the orange and combine with the granulated sugar.
Remove cakes from the oven and take them out of the tin.
Place on a wire cooling rack.
While still hot, spoon over the orange juice topping.
Allow to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.