discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Marmalade cupcakes

Everyone is complaining about the cold snap we are having, with only 9 days til summer.  Today I'm sitting here typing with the heater on, with the sound of wind and rain swirling around outside.  I love it.  Any excuse to have the oven on and the slow cooker in use makes me happy.  I really don't care much for the heat, anything over 28c and I'm inside with the air con pumping, so precious.

I've got oranges galore from my organic fruit box from Port Fairy Organic delivery on Tuesday and I've got a family christmas bbq (no denying the c word any more).  I just adore this moist orange cake, it never fails me but I thought I'd shake things up and make some cup cakes.  It really is the easiest recipe, the hardest part is measuring the flour without spilling any! I really need to invest in a few large tubs for my flour, but my old large coffee jars passed on to me just remind me of my nan everytime I use them so for now they are staying.  I added a tablespoon of marmalade to the orange cake recipe just to echo that orange flavour even more.






It was the perfect way to spend a rainy, miserable day in front of the heater. I really should start my Christmas shopping list...have you started yours? Don't tell me you are one of those that have already finished? Could you come and do mine...pretty please, with icing sugar on top? 

Ciao, Jan

4 comments :

  1. I love citrus in baked goods, especially lemon because it's sour. Marmalade would be the same! :D

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    1. Oh me too, anything with lemon, lime or orange and I'm a goner. I really need to tackle a lemon meringue pie, will put that on my growing to do list! Cheers, Jan x

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  2. Funny - I tend to make cupcakes instead of cakes because there are only two of us in the house. Somehow it makes me feel like less of a glutton to eat a cupcake instead of a slice of cake. There's no logic in the madness at all.
    Love this recipe!

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    1. Cupcakes are great Nancy, and these were so perfect I'm not sure I'll make the cake version anymore!! :D

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