Orange Cup-Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Welcome December! , as well as my son birthday is coming near on 23 Dec 2012. He is soon to be 3 years old. It is a bless from Allah having him around and really want to make a special but small party for him and his friend. . I was trying this polka-dot cup cakes recipe from Martha Stewart blog but with a little twist of my own. Planning to include cup cakes as part of my son birthday bash. (My hubby thinks I have gone out of the league with the planning as I promise him it would be small…hahahaha, I guess how small is depend on how you look at it). It’s an easy recipe if your little one does not cross your kitchen territory. If not just treat it as a playtime. 
Ingredients:
For the cup cakes>>
250 gram butter
2 cups sugar (if you don’t want it to be too sweet, 1 ½ cups would be enough)
4 eggs (medium size)
1 cup of milk
3 cups of Self-rising flour
1 teaspoon of salt
3 spoons of Sunquick Orange Concentrated

For the cream cheese frosting>>
250 gram cream cheese
4 tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
¾ cup of icing sugar

Step by Step

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1. Prepare the ingredient. The original recipe used grated orange zest but since I like more simplified things I used Sunquick Concentration instead. The cream cheese I used Tatura brand after being consult by a bakerina in Paka.
2. Preheat oven to 200 deg C. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy and add together eggs one at a time. Mix well until you feel that sugar already diluted in the batter. Add sunquick concentrated orange. Then beat in the flour mixture (flour+salt) and milk.
3. Fill in the prepared muffin cups around ½ full. (It is fine if the batter is not leveled in the muffin cups as it will immediately level by heat of the oven). Bake until cupcakes brown. You can tell it by stick in either fork or toothpick and it will come out clean. Let the cupcakes cool about 5 minutes.
4. For the cheese cream frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla; beat frosting until combined. Use immediately. The frosting can be store in the fridge for about 10 days. Just let it defrost for a while first before use it.

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