Seville orange cupcakes with yogurt frosting

Seville orange cupcakes with yogurt frosting

Fluffy cupcakes and light yogurt-based icing, both infused with the juice and zest of the slightly bitter Seville Marmalade oranges, make for a beautiful sweet treat.

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  • Serves12
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • Pluscooling

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  • 90g plain flour
  • 90g white spelt flour, alternatively, just use a total of 180g of plain flour
  • ½ tsp fine salt

  • tsp baking powder
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 1 Cooks' Ingredients Marmalade Orange, zest and juice

Yogurt Frosting

  • 500g Greek natural strained yogurt
  • 5 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 Cooks' Ingredients Marmalade Orange, zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with muffin cases. For the frosting, place the yogurt in a fine sieve set over a bowl, and leave in the fridge to drain off any excess liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, for the cakes, combine the flours, salt and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, use electric beaters to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. One at a time, beat in the eggs, then the milk, then the orange zest and juice. (The mixture might look split but it will come back together when the flour is added.)

  3. Beat in the dry ingredients until just combined, then divide the mixture between the cases. Bake for 20 minutes until golden. Remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

  4. To finish the frosting, tip the drained yogurt into a mixing bowl then beat in the icing sugar and ½ the orange zest with a wooden spoon. Spoon or pipe over the cakes, then grate the remaining orange zest over the top to serve.

Cook’s tip

The yogurt makes a lighter frosting than buttercream, and straining it briefly helps to thicken it. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,213kJ/ 293kcals



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