Thursday, 24 November 2011

Olive oil cupcakes !!!

Olive oil is a traditional product of Greece and it is used in many types of desserts. I had a cake recipe, that I always wanted to use, where the main ingredient is olive oil.

I frosted the cupcakes with orange Swiss meringue buttercream.
The outcome was really tasty! So moist! I even took some to my co-workers in the office and they loved them! I will definitely make these again.
Note: this recipe contains no eggs, no dairy. (Yet it is amazing…)  

400 gr self rising flour
200 gr olive oil
200gr freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
220 gr sugar (any type will do, I used granulated)
1 pinch of cinnamon

Mix the olive oil, the orange juice and the sugar, until the sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Put the cupcake cases in the cupcake pan and fill them with the dough. I always weigh how much I put in, so that every cupcake will be of the same size. Bake in a preheated oven at 180oC for about 40-45 minutes, depending on the oven.
When they are completely cool, frost them with whatever you want. I do this usually the next day.
Here I made a classic Swiss meringue buttercream, which I flavored with orange essence and some orange zest.
On top I sprinkled pink sugar!
Enjoy! (We did...)

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