Nothing says romance like home baked goods. Well, something from Harry Winston would do as well, but as I wait for that it's all about cupcakes this Valentine's Day.
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Makes 24 mini ones

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 melted white chocolate
powdered sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until pale.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, orange juice, zest and chocolate. Mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into a 24 cup buttered muffin tin.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Mix powdered sugar and water to a smooth frosting and add just a little on each cupcake.


Photography by Frances Janisch

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