Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kids Cooking Thursday: Jaffa Cupcakes in Peels

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!

Yep, this one's done Mum!

Place peels in a muffin tray.

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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://: Heni ://: said...

This is a real cute idea! I love it and am going to do with my children!

MuMmARat said...

I'm in love with this idea. I'll definately be giving it a go!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

I remember doing something like this when camping with a school group when I was little. We somehow cooked cakes in orange peels with a fire.. can't remember the details but it tasted good! This looks like heaps of fun :)

Stef said...

Fun to see that we are partners again! Just noticed that you made these. Neat!