Chick Cupcakes

Why have a normal cupcake when you can make it look this cute. This orange flavoured sponge is super refreshing and has a fantastic zing that really compliments the vanilla buttercream and they look great too.

Prep Time: 20 Mins

Cook Time: 12 – 15 Mins

Portions:12 Cupcakes


  • 150g Unsalted Butter
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 TBSP Baking Powder
  • The Zest from 2 Oranges

Butter Icing

  • 125g Butter
  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • Yellow Food Colouring
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • Orange icing
  • Edible Eyes

Equipment you will need

  • Cupcake Tray
  • Cupcake Cases
  • Food Mixer/ Large Bowl and Wooden Spoon
  • Piping bag
  • Grater


  • First you need to preheat your oven to 180c and put your cupcake cases into you cupcake tin
  • Now take your butter and beat until it becomes light in colour then add your sugar and continue to beat until it is light and fluffy, this will take about 5 mins, so be patient as this will help to give you a light and airy batter
  • Now take your eggs and add one at a time to your butter mix, you may want to add a spoon of flour as you add the eggs to avoid them from splitting
  • Now all your eggs are combined you can fold your flour in and then add your orange zest
  • You can now fill your cupcake cases and bake for 12 – 15 mins until golden brown and a knife comes out clean
  • Ok now 12 – 15 mins have now passed and your cakes are cooked you can now leave them to cool when you make your icing
  • So take your butter and beat until light and fluffy, again this will take some time so don’t worry if you think it’s taking too long
  • Now add your icing sugar a spoon at a time whiles continuing to beat to make it light and fluffy then add your vanilla and a small amount of yellow food colouring until it becomes a pale yellow colour
  • You can now decorate you cake to look like chicks. So pipe your icing on top then add your edible eyes and a small amount of orange icing in the shape of a small triangle to make the beck and there you go your chick cupcakes are done!!

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