Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Orangezest Cakettes

Orange you happy to see me?

Sometimes in the morning you crave something sweet, with immediate gratification and no effort. This is one such treat. One cuisine art food-prep, a few ingredients, and inside of 20 minutes a moist delicious golden morsel that is a three-bite cakette with a kiss of orange.

The recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Goddess Fairy Cake recipe. And while being coy about the title, I believe truly that a woman can indeed be a goddess especially with the magic of eggs, flour, sugar, and butter.


¾ cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
7 tablespoons of sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons of milk
Zest of one orange
Good sploosh of vanilla (1 teaspoon at least)
½ cup of melted butter

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Pour all of these into a food prep, blitz, until the cake liquor is runny, pale yellow, and glossy.

Spritz any twelve cup muffin pan with Pam, and add liners if using a cupcake pan. I used mini bunts, alas no little bunt liners are invented yet.

Spoon about two tablespoons of batter into each tin hollow.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

I made a simple glaze with about a cup icing sugar and the juice from one orange. I just spilled over the cakettes with ruthless abandon.

As always, much love, many blessings, and happy baking.

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