Friday, April 27, 2012

Orange Marmalade Cupcakes with Marmalade Vanilla Buttercream

Oh my gosh someone please tell Taco Bell they are no longer welcome in my neighborhood, the draw is just to great.  I can't make it past without that darn Cheesy Gordita 590 calorie crunch calling my name, let's face it I'm not just eating one.

Some things are just to great to resist, some things are little and some things are big like say...having a baby when your life is just settled down from the wrench the first one threw into it.  What are some other life draws?  Well I can only speak for myself but.

1.  New furniture.  Basically if you are not prepared to spend the cash, don't think you can just casually go price out furniture.  I have no will power, and as you can see in my pictures below...I am the proud owner of a new dining table.  It's so big that it can hold 10 people and 1,000 lbs of old mail that we will never end up going through.. Don't act like you don't have a pile of mail you're going to 10 years...maybe.

2.  Another big draw in, beer, martini's?  Why is it that you forget how hard it it to operate at 6am in the morning after you toss back a few?  It takes me about 1 month to forget that 1 drink is as far as I should push it, but now that Game of Thrones is back on I'm a suffering mom come Monday morning.  Moral of the story, suffering is part of life so deal with it, at least while Game of Thrones is on.

3.  Cupcakes, Coffee, Chocolate, Cheesy Gordita Crunches - Calories in general.

4.  Your Momma, that's right your momma is a big draw.  Sorry I couldn't resist an opportunity for a your momma joke.


1.5 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cups granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup of orange marmalade (leave 3 tbs from jar for butter cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1.5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt

INGREDIENTS (Marmalade Vanilla Butter Cream)

1 stick of butter
1/4 tsp table salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tbs Orange Marmalade
* if frosting is too stiff for your liking, beat in cream/milk/half & half

DIRECTIONS (Cupcakes/Butter cream)

You will need to pre-heat oven to 350; in a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until nicely mixed. Add in your eggs and all extracts and mix again until combined. Last step is the marmalade, mix into your batter. In another bowl sift your flour and then add in your baking power and salt; combine this bowl with the batter and mix well. Cook at 350 for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through.

For the frosting, beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the sugar doesn’t blow everywhere) until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter. Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 3 tablespoons of marmalade.

Frost those puppies and enjoy.


Allison Preiss said...

Too funny! LOVE the table!

sarah roberson said...

Pretty table!
I heart marmalade!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A divine flavor! Perfect with a cup of Earl Grey tea.



Daisy said...

i love your new dining room table!

Bake-A-Holic said...

I agree with Rosa, the cupcakes would go really well with a hot cup of tea!

Chris said...

My draws?

1) My curvilicious wife. Can't keep my hands off her even after being together for 20 years.

2) Grills/Smokers. Despite having 5, I have to look when I pass one.

3) Salty snacks - love peanuts, cashews, crackers like most people crave desserts.

Just Cake Girl said...

wow, they doo look amazing!

Michele said...

Looks positively delicious! The table is gorgeous too.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Love your new table!

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

I'll take a dozen of these cupcakes and the whereabouts you found this table as we are moving and I'm gonna need a new fancy table! :)

Val said...

I taste bud sensation...YUM

Jenn said...

I have orange marmalade sitting in my pantry just waiting to be used! Now I know what I will do with it! Thank you!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

What a great flavor for cupcakes! These look delish, Jen.

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

These look amazing, but oh my goodness, I can't believe how sweet your new little one is!!!

Minnie Kitchen said...

This looks absolutely fantastic! The last photo is killing me....I only make fake food, so I am always dying to make real ones.

Sue said...

Sounds like a delicious recipe!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I too find it hard to watch Game of Thrones without imbibing. It's just part of the whole experience. Love your new table and your cupcakes.

Jane said...

Beautiful new dining room table and chairs! And those cupcakes look darn good on it, too. Congrats on your newest addition to the family. (And, I love his name--Desmond--how unique and cute!)

The Harried Cook said...

:) :) Lovely post... table is gorgeous!

I hated marmalade as a child, but I love it now... and this sounds like a yummy cupcake to have at tea-time! Thank you for sharing :)

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Chris said...

Hi Jenn, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

teresa said...

gorgeous table! and gorgeous kids! love the cupcakes too. i hope all is well :)