Recipe: Mama's cosmopolitan cupcakes
It’s National Cupcake Week, so let’s celebrate with some of these deliciously tantalising treats!
What you'll need
150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
Grated rind of 1 orange
200g cream cheese
4 tbsp crème fraiche
4 tbsp icing sugar
3 or 4 tbsp Cointreau and cranberry mix
Red food colour
Makes 12 cupcakes
Mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour. Then stir in the orange juice and orange rind. Fill the 12 cupcake cases and cook for 20 mins at 180°C/gas 4/350°F.
To decorate, whisk the cream cheese, crème fraiche and icing sugar until light and creamy.
Mix in the Cointreau and cranberry and a little red food colour to make it pink enough.
Then pipe the mixture in swirls on the cooled cupcakes.
Sprinkle with edible glitter and top with some orange rind.