Now that Christmas is over, there’s lots and lots of festive food still to be eaten… All that turkey, and Christmas cake… and mince pies… and what did I go and do??… I made more food!
I made this recipe for a family lunch on Boxing Day this year; the whole family gets together on Boxing Day – aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins – in my grandparents house, and we all bring some food to the table to contribute. I made these cinnamon orange cupcakes as a break from all the heavy rich food.
6 oz self raising flour
6 oz granulated sugar
6 oz butter (I use hard vegetable margarine)
2 tbsps milk
rind of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
1) Preheat the oven to 180’C.
2) Measure out the basic ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, milk) into a bowl and beat together until blended.
3) Add the juice and rind of the orange, and mix in.
4) Spoon into cupcake cases and put in the oven for 15 – 20 minus until golden brown on top and spongy to the touch. Once out of the oven, let the cakes sit in the tin for 5 minutes to cool before placing them on a cooling rack.
4 oz hard margarine
8 oz icing sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Beat together the icing sugar, butter and cinnamon until the mixture turns creamy and smooth. Use a palette knife or icing bag to ice the cakes, and decorate with edible glitter or sprinkles.