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 TBL Orange Dust
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
3/4 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
1 TBL powdered ginger
yeah. i didn't measure... i just mixed until all combined and was consistency of icing.