Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cupcakes

This one's for you Mum! 

These were extremely delectable and soft cupcakes, which combined the moist texture of almond meal with a great zesty flavour.

Ingredients for 12 Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cupcakes
70g gluten-free plain flour
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
125g softened unsalted butter
1 orange finely grated
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
125g almond meal (ground almonds)
60ml milk
1/4 cup orange juice

Pre-heat oven to 180'C and line a 12-hole cupcake tray with papers. Sift the flour together with the gluten free baking powder. In a separate bowl beat the butter, sugar and orange zest until creamy and light. Singularly add in eggs and beat after each addition. Stir in the almond meal and then slowly add a little flour and milk, gently folding them into the mixture.

Place mixture in the cupcake papers. Bake for 20mins or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. Once removed from the oven, keep the cupcakes in the tin for another 5-10mins and then allow to cool on a wire rack.

You may want to beat a little caster sugar and pure cream together until light peaks are formed for a yummy topping.