• 150g butter/margarine
  • 150g granulated white sugar
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 100ml fresh milk
So I had no intention of posting this recipe. Here I was, just baking for some special people and not thinking of putting it on the blog. I had no idea how this was going to turn out as I was experimenting! I must say, after taking them out of the oven and smelling the aroma that had now filled the house I was quite pleased. So my apologies today, there won’t be any pictorial guide with this recipe but I do hope that the quick instructions will be as clear as crystal and suffice 🙂

Just a note to remind this is an egg free recipe. Eggs play a special role of bringing all the ingredients together when baking. This explains the contours you see on the cupcakes. That’s the give and take associated with skipping eggs in the recipe.

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Cupcake Liners
  • 12-hole muffin pan
  • Hand mixer/ Electric mixer/ Wooden spoon
  • Kitchen scale
  • Tablespoon

Quick Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark 4/ 150 degrees in fan assisted oven.
  2. Get together all the ingredients you’re going to use. Insert the cupcake liners into the muffin pan holes.
  3. Beat butter/margarine (150g) and sugar (150g) until light and fluffy. Add custard powder (2 tbsp). Mix until combined. Add apple cider vinegar (1 tsp) and again mix until just incorporated.
  4. Add the flour (300g, self-raising, sifted together with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder) and milk (100ml) in alternating doses, ending with the milk.
  5. Add grated orange rind (2 tbsp) and freshly squeezed orange juice (60ml). Mix briefly, until just combined.
  6. Spoon this mixture into the prepared muffin pan, filling up to three quarters of the cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for 15- 20 mins or until skewer comes out clean. Enjoy!


You can enjoy these on their own or with a fresh cream or butter cream frosting. Do try them out and remember to leave me a comment below, telling me how it went down 😉



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