These cranberry orange cupcakes were a complete multi-sensory experience. The moment I open the Tupperware containing the cranberry orange cupcakes, the aroma of orange fills the air and makes me feel like I’m back in the orange packing plant that I got to tour last week in California. Can I just say that an orange packing plant is such a happy smelling place to be?
As I move the cupcake closer to my mouth to take a bite, the more subtle smell of the ring of cranberry (it looks kind of like a ring of fire, but I keep resisting calling it that because that just isn’t a good thing) tickles my nose. I can’t help but take a quick lick before biting into the cupcake. Once I bite in, the texture of the nuts and cranberries in the cupcake provides a nice crunch sound and I struggle to not eat the whole thing in one big bite!
The Cranberry Orange Cupcake Recipe
I used Cranberry Orange Tango from Nutorious in this recipe. I’m giving some away this week and it’s not too late to enter. However, if you can’t get your hands on some, you can just as easily make the recipe using any chopped nuts and some dried cranberries.
If you like the idea of a cranberry orange cupcake, you may also like:
- taking this cupcake and frosting it with orange buttercream instead.
- making mimosa cupcakes.
- making muffins instead. For those who may wonder what the difference between a cranberry orange cupcake and a cranberry orange muffin looks like, it just so happens (quite coincidentally) that How to Eat A Cupcake posted some yummy looking cranberry orange muffins yesterday.