This month I challenged myself with making orange curd. The chocolate orange recipe is one of my own devising, using a box cake add zest of two oranges, and substitute water for orange juice. Then make a homemade orange curd and fill the cupcakes (cutting out the middles). Finally, make a chocolate orange cream cheese frosting by using zest of two more oranges. I loved it, and work was complementary, but my husband really, really didn’t like it.
Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Frosting
These were good, and I put in raisins and crushed pineapple, so it is practically a salad!
This has rum in the cake and in the cream cheese frosting. While it wasn’t enough to become boozy, it was enough to really make the vanilla pop, and if I am FORCED into a plan vanilla cupcake, it will probably be this.
Total unique flavors so far: 24
Total cupcakes made: 659