Susan at the Well Seasoned Cook is hosting this month’s Sugar High Friday which happens to be 49. The theme this month is All That Glitters. We participated in our first SHF last month and had so much fun that I am back. I should tell you about the new rule in our house as well. No sweets unless there is a good reason. This is definitely hard being part of the Daring Bakers as well as Tuesdays With Dorie, but I am usually able to come up with a good reason. Aren’t cupcakes a good reason? Especially when the treat is Blood Orange Margarita Cupcakes which are meant for those over the age of 21!
The cupcake recipe s heavily scented with fresh blood orange juice as well as the zest and a touch of vanilla. The vanilla really enhances the sweetness of the blood orange juice. I find blood oranges so intoxicating. The frosting is where the party is as it is made with tequila and candied ginger. Are you wondering what the glitter is? I dusted the top of the cupcakes with edible gold dusting powder which really added a bit of a celebratory dynamic to this recipe.
Recipe: Blood Orange Margarita Cupcake
1 small blood orange – zested & juiced (about 1/8 cup of juice)
3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
l lb. box Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter softened
2 teaspoons minced candied ginger
1 tablespoon white tequila
edible gold dust
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a 1 muffin tin with cupcake papers.