Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cup Cakes with Cornmeal, Chocolate and Orange

Easy to make fluffy cup cakes with orange and chocolate heart! The cornmeal blends with orange to a fine yellow that keeps´m fresh.

The Ingredients
(For 10-12 cup cakes)

½ cup olive oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup cornmeal
1 large egg
1 orange peeled and blended
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
¾ cup dark soft sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup bitter chocolate drops

Colored truffle
Silicone, paper or foil molds for cup cakes


1. In a bowl sift together the two flours and mix with the baking powder.
2. Wash thoroughly one orange; keep aside a teaspoon of zest and peel it. Puree the orange flesh in a blender.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, egg, sugar, and honey, until smooth.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients and the zest; whisk together gently.

5. Line up cupcake tin with cupcake papers or use foil molds. Put a spoonful of the mixture into each cake mold, add one teaspoon chocolate drops and finish with another spoonful of cake mixture.

6. Bake the cup cakes in a preheated oven at 370 F/180 º C for 22-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

7. When ready, remove from the oven and let cool.
8. Decorate with Orange Icing and spread colored truffle on the top.

Orange Icing

The Ingredients
2 ½ confectioners' sugar, (sift before measuring)
3 tablespoons hot water or orange juice
1 tablespoon butter, soft
2-3 drops yellow food coloring

Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
Stir, until smooth and well blended. Adjust for spreading consistency, if necessary, adding more orange juice or more confectioners' sugar.
Spread icing on cup cakes as required.


  1. Very interesting and yummy cupcakes! I'd love to try one!!

    1. Hello Alida!
      Thank you for your nice comment.

  2. Τα μάφινς φαίνονται δελεαστικά και είναι ότι πρέπει για κολατσιό των παιδιών στο σχολείο. Τα προτιμώ αντί για ότι άλλο αγοράζουν από το κυλικείο. Θα δοκιμάσω να βάλω και λίγη σταφίδα.
    Σου έχω γράψει άλλο ένα σχόλιο, στο άλλο blog, αλλά δεν είμαι σίγουρη αν θα το εμφανίσει, μου βγάζει αυτή τη "μηχανή", που ζητάει επιβεβαίωση, ότι δεν είμαι ρομπότ.
    Καλή εβδομάδα.

    1. Σε ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ Ειρήνη!
      Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your comment.
      I hope see you soon!

  3. Ούπς!! Διόρθωση. Αντί για cup cake, έγραψα μάφινς, παρασυρόμενη μάλλον από την τελευταία φωτογραφία. Δεν πειράζει, το ίδιο νόστιμα είναι και τα δύο.

  4. what an exciting combination! I love to mix different flavors and these cupcakes sound pretty good, I didn't knew that chocolate and cornmeal could go well together

    1. Thank you Beti!
      Cornmeal and chocolate is wonderful combination. You have to try.
      Have a nice evening!

  5. Πολυχρονη!! Τα γλυκάκια φαίνονται εξαιρετικά!! Φιλάκια!!