Disney Sunday.

Its sunday.  Sunday is the day that CBC plays disney movies at dinner time.  When I was a kid, I used to watch CBC Disney every weekend.  They played everything from mickey mouse movies to Bambi to the princesses.  Now that I have kids who are at an age where they enjoy movies (and still enjoy our company too!) we watch it together.  Disney Sunday.  This week, the All Star game has cancelled it on tv, but we decided we were going to have a super special family Disney day and eat “princess food”, and wear pretty dresses, and my five year old said that “Daddy has to wear nice boy clothes”.   Princess food? Well, ofcourse, in a five year olds mind, Princess food is nothing other than cupcakes!  Last princess day they had your basic vanilla with store bought cake mix and store bought icing (thanks to a friend who brought it over. It actually turned out quite nice but nothing beats from scratch does it?).  So this week I decided to be more complex, and looked up spice cake recipes for basic ingredient lists and came across some ideas I thought would be great to put together in to one recipe.  Oranges? check.  Cinnamon? Check.  Clove? Check.   Orange clove spice cake with cinnamon vanilla icing? Yes please!

Orange Clove Cupcakes

  •  2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 capfuls vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • just over 1/2 cup orange juice

Vanilla Cinnamon Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Soften up the butter, and beat it with the mixer until its cream, then add the vanilla and cinnamon and briefly beat it again just until it is all incorporated.  Ice your cupcakes, and finished! yum!


One Response to “Disney Sunday.”

  1. mattrecepies Says:


    It seems very interesting

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