Orange & Poppy Seed Cupcakes

 Orange & Poppy Seed Cupcakes
I read this recipe from the Malaysian Women's Weekly for quite
some time now and decided to bake it only recently.  This cupcake is dense,
not oily, and the taste is great.  To those who do not like dense cupcakes,
then I suggest you not to follow this recipe.   I think you will like this cupcake
 if you eat it together with your favourite beverage.  I shared it with
my colleagues and the outcome is split.  Some preferred dense 
and some didn't prefer dense cupcakes.  Well, I can't satisfy both sides but
at least I have tried this recipe and at the end, there is no wastage.

 125g butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup caster sugar / 1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs (room temperature)
2 cups self raising flour (sift)
1/4 cup milk / 1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp poppy seeds / Grated zest 1 orange

Syrup : 3/4 cup orange juice / 1/2 cups caster sugar / Grated zest 1 orange
(Note  :  I omitted the syrup)

 Preheat oven at 180 Degree Celsius.  
Line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper patty cases.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until pale and creamy.

 Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

 Add flour alternating with combined milk and juice,
beginning and ending with flour.

 Add poppy seeds and zest.

Mix well.

Scoop evenly until 3/4 full.   Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Once the cupcakes are done, cool cupcakes before transferring to
rack over a baking tray.

If you opt for the syrup, please find below method :-
Combine juice and sugar. Bring to boil on high fire, stirring.
Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.  Add zest and cook for
5 minutes, then remove.  Pierce cupcakes in several places.
Spoon a little syrup over each cupcakes.  Allow to soak in.
Serve with remaining syrup.

Lovely photo?  
If you are brave enough to bake it, you will be the judge for this recipe.

I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event
with this month theme "Orange" organised by
hosted by Ann, Anncoo Journal.

I am submitting this post to Cook Your Books #11 hosted by


Baby Sumo said…
I do like dense cupcakes, and this looks pretty good to me!
Kimmy said…
Generally, most people expect cupcakes to be light, spongy or buttery and forgot about the tastes and flavours. But I think these are good. I'll give it a try.
Ann Low said…
I'm sure your cupcake tastes good to me as I love both textures.
Thank you linking to this month LTU - orange theme.
It is great to try out new recipes! Your cupcakes looks wonderful to me and I quite enjoy moist dense cupcakes. Thanks for sharing with CYB!
Zoe said…
Hi Amy,

You are right. I like the texture of your cupcakes too :D

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