25 March, 2011

Orange Crush

I was in the produce store the other day. And I was thinking about cupcakes (Well, what else would I be thinking about while browsing produce?). I spied a pile of coconuts, and started musing on shreddy, coconut-textured frosting. The cupcakes themselves would have to be chocolate. Yes yes, definitely chocolate. And instead of adding regular old milk to the batter, I'd add coconut milk. That should work, right? Moments later, I walked out with a big old bag of blood oranges.
The cupcakes, of course, remained chocolate. But the frosting...oh, the frosting! The added blood orange gave it a perfectly pinky-orange hue, and the subtlest, most deliciously sweet and tart flavor. Pure bliss in a paper wrapper.

Wishing you a perfectly sweet and tangy weekend, dear readers!
xo

8 comments:

sara said...

It was a lovely treat to find these sitting on my dessert tray...and even livelier to put them in my ever growing tummy.

babypicturethis said...

I love blood oranges too, and funnily enough made a delicious marmalade cake with blood orange icing a few days ago. Those cupcakes looks yummy!

The pink icing is the prettiest!

Heather said...

Hooray blood oranges! Marmalade cake??? Sounds fabulous!
And sister of mine- did my nephew-to-be enjoy his treat? Is he ever coming out of your expanding tummy?

Carolina said...

Oh! This post and your description makes my mouth water. It looks delicious!

Ian said...

Yum. That sounds wonderful. And your photos are perfect.

ariana. said...

Hi Heather! Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my little space. I am so glad that it brought me to this lovely blog of yours! I hope this finds you well! All the best, a

Annabelle said...

Can you drop some off on my dessert tray too?? pretty please??
After a week of very limited amount of food due to nasty bug, these look soooooooooo good!! x

Heather said...

If I could, I'd drop a few off on each of your dessert trays. Then again, that would leave fewer for me. Hmm...