Jaffa Cupcakes

Another day another cupcake lol

These cuppies were for Cheryl as promised who has a penchant for Jaffa flavoured cake, what is it about Orange and Chocolate that works so well together, Yum !

Always an excellent addition to Parties, weddings, Bake sales or that self indulgent pigout.  😀

Made with my trusty chocolate cake infused with a cup of fresh orange juice and the zest of one orange, the cake is then topped with a 1:1 ratio Dark Chocolate Ganache topped with fondant decorations.

Mmmmmm heaven!  The smell of these baby’s alway make me drool, the fresh citrus/chocolatey smell is definately a personal favorite.

Orange Ganache tips:   Infuse the cream for the ganache with the rind of half an orange (remove as much pith as possible) crushing it slightly over the cream before adding, remove the rind once the cream has come to the boil, pour cream over chopped chocolate and let it rest a few minutes, gently fold the chocolate/cream mixture then place in the fridge to cool completely.

When the ganache is cool whip it into submission until it forms stiff peaks like whipped cream, if it is too ‘floppy’ add more chocolate. For an extra orange punch add a teaspoon of Grand Marnier…Hic!

(Do NOT add hot melted chocolate to the main bulk of cooled ganache or it will split, fold small amounts of the already cooled ganache into the warm chocolate until it is cool, then add that to the bulk mixture)

(Use a serated knife to cut blocks of chocolate it’s sooooooooo much easier and less time consuming than a trip to the emergency room due to a cut from a non serated knife slipping…. besides which a smooth knife wont cut and you will find yourself cursing and swearing even if you avoid losing a finger lol )

I would also like to say Many thanks to the Cupcake blog for featuring my cupcakes!



3 thoughts on “Jaffa Cupcakes

  1. Pingback: Jaffa Daisy Cupcakes « The Cupcake Blog

  2. I’ll be making these for our church’s monthly Wednesday night supper. You sure are making my church family mighty happy with your wonderful cupcake recipes. If you’re ever in Savannah, GA, stop by. I guarantee your very own pew in the “prime” spot of the sanctuary. (By the air conditioning vent, just far enough away from the preacher in case you want to take a quick nap, unnoticed.) 🙂

    • Glad to hear it Foggy,
      Give them all my regards from Australia!

      Thats what it’s all about, sharing the cake love and hopefully getting more orders along the way lol

      If I am ever over your neck of the woods I’ll definately stop by, that nap spot sounds pretty good 😀

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