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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Orange Ginger Cupcakes with Ginger Mascarpone Icing

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Nuria had a friend visiting from Spain recently and during his week long stay, he had a birthday. naturally, she didn't tell me until the morning of, when they were on their way back from NYC. i hauled ass home from work that day and busted out these beauties. and because he liked the haiku so much, i gifted him my words on canvas painting.

Orange Ginger Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped candied oranges and ginger
1 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven 350F

Prepare a muffin pan with paper liners.

In a bowl, mix together flour, ginger, baking powder and salt. Stir in candied ginger.

In mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk, beating until smooth.

Scoop batter into prepared pan. Bake for 24 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting.

Ginger Mascarpone Icing

1/2 container Mascarpone cheese softened
powdered sugar
1 TBL powdered ginger

yeah. i didn't measure... i just mixed until all combined and was consistency of icing.

15 comments:

  1. Seriously? This is why I need to stop reading food blogs. They make me want to bake which makes me want to eat. A lot.

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  2. I am intrigued by your use of orange dust! I could see myself sprinkling that on just about everything. And great call on the mascarpone icing -- I bet it was "lighter" than the usual buttercream.

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  3. i <3 BearHands. can't wait to see you sunday!

    wendi, it's baking season, embrace! :) looking fwd to meeting you on saturday!

    gastronomer, i'm a bit attached to the orange dust too! and yes, the marscapone icing was a nice alternative to the usual buttercream. :)

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  4. holy cow! those cupcakes are beauties!
    1. how do you make your icing look so pretty!
    2. I am super jealous of your photogrpahy skills!
    3. You need to do a giveaway of one of your words on canvas masterpieces. those are awesome!

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  5. claire, i love that you LIST!
    1. the key is make sure the icing cold enough to hold shape but not so cold that it won't come out of the piping bag.

    2. thank you, you are too kind. i'm still learning and playing with my camera(s) & different settings etc.

    3. i'm thinking about doing a giveaway for the holidays, to include other stuff i do like baked goods, yarn or sewing stuff, so the winner can choose. will update soon.

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  6. I had the opportunity to taste them and they were delicious :)

    Benjamin F.

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  7. just found your blog via wandering chopsticks. Your cupcakes look fantastic. Will be trying to make some of those i think!!

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  8. Benjamin, you are so very welcome! besos.

    Deb, thank you and welcome! i <3 WC. please do let me know how your cupcakes turn out!

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  9. so i am thinking about doing my own words on canvas... anyway you would do a tutorial or pass along a couple of tips on paints/technique!?

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  10. claire, yes i'd be more than happy to help. shoot me an email directly: angryasiancreations@gmail.com

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  11. so i am thinking about doing my own words on canvas... anyway you would do a tutorial or pass along a couple of tips on paints/technique!?

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  12. Benjamin, you are so very welcome! besos.

    Deb, thank you and welcome! i <3 WC. please do let me know how your cupcakes turn out!

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  13. I am intrigued by your use of orange dust! I could see myself sprinkling that on just about everything. And great call on the mascarpone icing -- I bet it was "lighter" than the usual buttercream.

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  14. Seriously? This is why I need to stop reading food blogs. They make me want to bake which makes me want to eat. A lot.

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