Monday, August 23, 2010

Orange Poppy Seed Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Claire asked me whether I can baked her some cupcakes for her meet up with  her Ipoh blogger friend. I told her of course no problem .....coz her blogger friend is from Ipoh , so nothing special to give except to give the friend cupcakes from!  Claire said  most  people get to drool but don't get to taste cakes from Elin - so she said that is the best pressies she can give to her blogger friend :) I am happy she thinks so highly of my bakes :p  So today,  I want to share with you this Orange Poppy Seed Cupcake recipe. There is a story behind this cake and the person who shared this recipe. Read on to find out what makes me want to try out this recipe.

I got hold of this recipe through this sweet blogger called Lena of Frozen Wings and before she became a blogger herself , she used to frequent my blog as a silent reader.  I met her at one of the markets in Ipoh,  a few days before Chinese New Year , last year . She recognized me and came forward to introduce herself as one of my and I was so surprised that people can recognise me...boy, was I not glad that I have readers from my own hometown ! That's how we met and in my recent post she left me a comment and said she is Lena the sweet girl who introduced herself at the market. I was so happy that I just have to visit her blog and what I saw on her blog was this beautiful moist orange poppy seed cake and I told myself I had to try it and so when Claire asked me to bake some cupcakes for her meet up, I knew what I am going to bake for her. Thanks Lena for sharing such a wonderful cake. I love the moist and buttery orangey flavor and the crunch from the poppy seeds and with the beautiful taste of cream cheese frosting with a tinge of lemony taste. This is what I would love for my afternoon tea...finishing with a cup of hot Turkish apple tea...wonderful!

 look how beautiful this cupcake is...moist and buttery orangey flavor

I will let the picture tell the delectable this cuppies are!

A keeper for sure....eaten plain or with frosting will love it :)

I like Lena's idea of using cream  cheese frosting instead of orange syrup

Claire, I hope you dont mind me taking a few shots of these
delectable before handing them over to you :p

Orange Poppy Seed Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting  ( adapted from Lena )
 ( recipe from Donna Hay )

1/3 cup poppy seeds
3/4 cup milk
7 oz butter
1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice


1. Preheat oven to 160C. Place the poppyseeds and milk in a bowl and stir to combine. Leave aside.

2. Beat the butter, sugar and orange rind in a mixer until light and creamy. Gradually add in the eggs.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder over the btter mixture and add in the orange juice and poppy seed and

milk mixture. Stir to combine and spoon into 20cm baking tin lined with non stick baking paper.

4. Bake for 55-60 mins .

For the syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup grated orange rind

Preparation :

1. Place the sugar, orange juice and orange rind in a saucepan over low fire and stir until sugar is dissloved.

2. Increase the heat and boil 5-6 mins or until syrupy.

3.Pour half of the hot syrup over the hot cake. To serve, cut the warm or cold cake into wedges and pour

over the remaining syrup.

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  1. Elin, wow you are like a celebrity being approached by fan hahaha... the cupcakes looks delicious :)

  2. Jess....haha I was surprised and I was sure Lena must have seen the surprised look on my face then :) yup the cuppies are moist and delicious :)

  3. oh yeah,elin..i can tell that you were very surprised when i walked up to you and told you that i've been following your were laughing all the way and a bit shy too, i think, ha! anyway, it was so great meeting you.

  4. hhmmmm... i have one last one..keep it first.. looking at this is so tempting.. now contemplating whether to go down to take or not!!!

  5. I had two. They were so delicious. Thanks to you and Claire.

  6. I adore the poppy muffins..sounds even better with cheese frosting!

  7. Hello there. You cakes are very tempting. I'm from Ipoh, too. Could I order and purchase from you? I would really love to savour some. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

  8. Claire.... glad you like it :)

    Wenn....thanks to you for wanting to eat them. I hope you really like it :)

    Angie....this poppy seed muffins are moist and slight crunch from the is even more delish with the cream cheese frosting :)

    SJ....thanks and I am very honored but I not taking orders at the moment...I am a full time working momsie so I really dun have the time to bake full time :) I wish I could oblige you but I really can't. Thanks anyway :) Maybe one day we can meet up , then I can bake some for you to savor :)

  9. Awww. But they look so tempting I wanna savour them like now. Since you're a working momsie, when are you free? Usually during the weekdays or weekends? =)

  10. And that's why I never posted out my photo! hahaha... Wow, Kristy so cheeky huh! haha.... Btw, the cupcakes such cuties. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I think more fans will be coming after you soon. Better put on sunglasses! haha.... Have a great day!
    Cheers, kristy
    p/s then your darling must turn up to be your bodyguard!

  11. SJ....i went to your blog and I have the sixth sense that you are somehow related to Ken Wooi...are you :) Well, I will be free on a friday lunch - from 12.15 to 2 pm . If you are back in can make a date with me :) are is good to be recognised ma. I am not rich so not afraid to be culik :p no one wants to chase after an old lady la. Huh...Claire my bodyguard ! I think reverse ..I am her bodyguard ..guarding her from all the guys out there :p

  12. who's kenwooi? =P haha. yea sure i'll make a date with you through this comment section when i've returned to ipoh. thank you, Elin. looking forward to meeting you. =)

  13. SJ...haha me too! Give me a note to my email when you are coming back for your sem break. A few days in advance would be great so that I can make some cuppies for you :) Will meet up with you then.

  14. SJ by the way the email addy is

  15. got your mail. thank you, Elin. will mail you soon, very soon. btw is it gmail or ymail? typo? =)

  16. SJ, it is ...special right?