Jodi’s Jaffa Cupcakes

While I was writing Scrappy Cupcake Angels I had fun trying out different recipes for cupcakes. I visited a local shop called Cake Stuff and was amazed at the range of accessories they had, from decorative paper cases, various coloured ready-to-use icings, edible flowers and sugar decorations, to all the different decorating tools. In Scrappy Cupcake Angels, Jodi finds comfort through baking. I, too, love to bake, and the fun thing with cupcakes is that anything goes! They can be as plain or as fancy as you like.

For a dairy-free version, replace the butter with a dairy-free spread.

Jaffa Cupcakes

150g butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
150g flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 Tblsp cocoa
Pinch of salt
Zest of an orange
1 Tblsp orange juice
1/3 cup chocolate drops

Line patty pans with paper cupcake cases.

Cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add sifted flour, baking powder, cocoa & salt. Mix to combine. Stir in orange zest, orange juice and chocolate drops. Divide mixture between paper cases. Bake at 180ºC for 20 minutes. Ice with frosting & decorate as desired.

Chocolate Orange Buttercream Frosting

60g butter
250g icing sugar
1 Tblsp cocoa
2 Tblsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest

Soften butter. Mix with other ingredients to spreadable consistency. Pipe in swirls on top of cooled cupcakes.

Makes 18 small cupcakes


3 thoughts on “Jodi’s Jaffa Cupcakes

  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog post about Loving Our Libraries – I couldn’t agree more! I want to read far more books than I can afford to buy – or store! It also gives us a chance to try out new authors that we may not have. A couple of authors I used to buy regularly I now borrow from the library because, although their books are still enjoyable, they’re not as great as they were when they began (I’m thinking the Janet Evanovich ‘Stephanie Plum’ novels, specifically). So now I get them from the library. I could no longer justify spending out on a book that was only ‘ok’ and didn’t take me longer than a couple of evenings to read so, had it not been for libraries, I probably wouldn’t have read the last couple. Conversely, I did recently read a book from the library that I enjoyed a lot, and may well now buy as I can see myself reading it again. So it does work both ways. Thanks very much for your support.

    Glad I have now discovered your blog and going to make these delicious sounding cakes later! I will blame you when I can’t do my jeans up 😉

    ps – Your book is now also on my TBR pile 🙂


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