Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Week 37 - Orange Flower Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Im really excited about this recipe! Ive combined citrus tastes using orange flower water and lemon rind with dark chocolate and hazelnut.....mmmmmThey taste divine and only needs the smearing of the ganache on the top. I wouldnt pipe a large swirl on top as it would just be too rich!

Makes 24 large Cupcakes/Muffins

8 oz unsalted butter
16 oz caster sugar
10 oz self raising flour
8 oz plain flour
120ml semi skimmed milk
2 tbsp orange flower water1tbsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs

You all know how to make the cupcakes by now LOL

1. Cream together butter & sugar
2. Add an egg at a time and cream some more
3. Slowly add the flour, vanilla, orange water and milk to the creamed mix and carry on mixing for a further 5 minutes
4. Bake in the oven at 180 for approx 20/25 minutes

Chocolate Ganache

200g good quality dark chocolate
180ml double cream

Gently bring the cream to the boil and pour over the broken dark chocolate. Leave 5 minutes then stir until completely blended. Let cool completely before whisking and topping your cakes.

Garnish with grated lemon zest and finely chopped hazelnuts :)Enjoy xxx

For a chance to win some fantastic prizes - including a gorgeous Raspberry coloured KitchenAid mixer then check out the Jordans Cereals Facebook site!

Also, if you fancy a day out they are having a ploughing match on the 23rd October. They will have modern and vintage tractors and horses all in competition together. If you are in the Royston area go and see this vital countryside skill in all its glory and celebrate the launch of The Prince's Countryside Fund and nature friendly farmers at the same time. Check out the Jordans homepage for more details.

Good Luck everyone :)


  1. Yum! I have never heard of the orange flower water - will have to check that out! Thanks!

  2. Ohoo your photography of beautiful gorgeousness makes me drool and salivate, I love the idea of these cakes. Did you see the bake off tonight, some lovly ideas in there too. Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful comment. Meant alot xx


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