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Saturday, January 5, 2008
#1: Clementine Cream Cupcakes
First cupcakes of the year were a huge hit! I'm actually a bit worried, cos these were *so* good, I'm not sure I can live up to them.
Here are some of the comments:
"These are your best cupcakes yet. GJ."
"Not only are these the best cupcakes you've made, they may be the best cakes I've ever had"
I almost feel bad about the feedback, because they were SO EASY.
Based on Nigella's Clementine Cake, they're dead simple, and hugely flavourful. A perfect start to the new year.
Makes 24 normal sized cupcakes and 12 mini cakes
5 clementines, boiled for 2 hours (whole)
1t baking powder
Pulse the cooked clementines in a food processor until there are no chunks.
Pulse the almonds in a food processor until they're mealy (or, buy them ground)
In a bowl, mix together the clementines, almonds, and sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla, and finally the baking powder.
Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
1 cup whipping cream
zest of one clementine
Whip cream until it begins to thicken, add sugar and zest, whip again until it forms peaks.
I put a clementine segment on top of each cake because it looked pretty, but there was one complaint that it made them difficult to eat. I just took it off and ate that bit first. YMMV.
On top of the clementines and cream, sprinkle a tad of icing sugar.
Posted by Brina at 13:51