The second flavour of extra-credit cupcakes from Cupcake Project that I had on my list (see here for what I'm talking about) was more a technique than a flavour. Stef made vanilla cupcakes from scratch, but we made chocolate cakes from a packet mix. Yes, yes, I know, but today's lesson I was hoping to impart, was not one of quality ingredients, the value of doing things from scratch, blah, blah, it was 'don't be afraid to try something different'. Like grilling cupcakes in orange peels.
I know I don't need to share instructions on how to make a packet mix cake, so I'll just fill you in on the bits not written on the back of the box.
First, remove juice and pulp from oranges. (Juice half as many oranges as you want cakes.)
Miss Four was happy to oblige
Heaven forbid any citrus be squeezed in the house without Master One's help!
Place peels in a muffin tray.
Yep, this one's done Mum!
Make cake mix as directed on the box, substituting some of the orange juice for some of the water or milk that the directions call for, if you wish. Otherwise, drink it straight away, because the vitamins in orange juice oxidise quickly, leaving the juice tasting funny, and not as good for you.
Fill the peels 2/3s full with batter, and cook like normal cupcakes.
Leftover batter became babycakes
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