We won't be celebrating her birthday with family until next weekend, but I had to have something to stick a candle in on the actual day. Any excuse to try a new treat recipe, right?
When I asked her what kind of party she wanted, she said bumblebee and butterfly. Okey doke. So I made chocolate bees and butterflies, along with flowers and hearts. I stashed some away for her party cake, but stuck the smaller ones on top of the cupcakes.
The cake was super moist. It would be a good recipe, even if you skipped the blood orange. But it was fun to use a seasonal fruit for both the cupcakes and the frosting. I was surprised that it didn't call for eggs. And you use coconut milk, which I'm a super fan of. So if you're dairy free, you could jump on board the chocolate blood orange cupcake bandwagon.
You can get the recipe here: Chocolate Olive Oil and Blood Orange Cupcakes
The only thing I did different was using vegetable oil in place of the olive oil.
Here they are at my house:
If you click over for the recipe, her frosting is pink.
Mine turned out a light peachy-orange color.
Maybe it depends on the oranges.
I suppose you could put a couple drops of food coloring in, if you wanted them for Valentine's Day.
Either way, they didn't suck at all.
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