ORANGE AND COCONUT CUPCAKES
I was bored of baking the usual cupcakes so this time I thought of making some orange flavoured cupcakes with dessicated coconut on top.I did not have any whipped cream in hand so I made a little syrup of orange juice which gave the cupcakes a nice tang.
1 ½ cup refined flour
½ tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
½ cup castor sugar
1/3rd cup melted butter
1 large egg
3/4th cup fresh orange juice
1tsp orange essence
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 cup orange juice
1tbsp castor sugar
1tsp lemon juice
2 ½ tsp cornflour
1 cup dessicated coconut
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Prepare the cupcake moulds.
Sieve all the dry ingredients excluding the sugar i.e the flour,baking powder,baking soda,salt.
Then,whisk with a beater the egg and sugar.
When fluffy add the other ingredients i.e melted cooled butter,orange juice,orange essence as well as the zest of an orange.
Then,add the dry ingredients in the wet orange mix.
Fold in till the batter is mixed thoroughly and free of any lumps.
Bake for 10-15 min or remove when a skewer inserted comes out clean without any wet batter.
Remove from mould and let cool.
FOR THE TOPPING-
In a pan,add the 3/4th cup of orange juice,sugar,lemon juice and heat it.
Meanwhile,mix cornflour with the remaining orange juice and add it to the pan.
Keep stirring till the mix thickens to a syrup consistency(it should coat the back of a spoon).
Remove from heat and cool.
Take the cooled cupcakes and cover the top with the orange syrup and dip the tops in dessicated coconut.