8.01.2009

Time to Grill the Cupcakes!

Well, as it turns out cupcakes really can be grilled! I was just ecstatic when I pulled these off of my grill...grinning like a gosh darn fool! Thank goodness my neighbor wasn't outside.

I did a little search online for grilled cupcakes and found a recipe over at one of my favorite cupcake blogs, Cupcake Project.

I chose to make a different flavor. I thought Chocolate Orange would be fun! These are baked in an orange rind. How fun is that!




The time consuming part was scooping out the fruit from the orange peel.



I reserved the juice to use in my recipe. The fruit might be used for homemade ice cream tomorrow.



For the cupcake you will need:

1 1/4 cups OJ
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs



2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick of room temperature butter



Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides as needed. Blend on medium speed for 2 1/2 minutes.



Place a scoop of batter in each orange rind 1/2. Place in a 350-375 degree grill. Grill for about 20 minutes. Checking often. Rotate pan after 10 minutes. Remove from grill when toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.



For the Orange Buttercream Frosting I used:

1 stick of room temperature butter
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp half and half
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix butter, vanilla and half and half until creamy. Stir in marmalade. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Place frosting in fridge to get it nice and cold before frosting the cupcakes.

This recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes




These are so fragrant with the scent of fresh orange and they are very moist and delicious! I will definitely make them again.

Print recipe

~Grilled Cupcakes are Good!~


I also wanted to thank Selby for this lovely blog award. I love Selby's blog! It is full of photos of the wonderful street food and fabulous restaurants of Indonesia, along with her own recipes too!



Thank you so much Selby!

42 comments:

Denise said...

These are some of the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen. What a great idea, love the orange as the holder. Awesome.

Jenn said...

Whoa...that's really neat. It's recipes like this that really make me want an outdoor grill. That's awesome. I can just imagine the chocolate and orange flavor together. Yum!

burpandslurp said...

omg this has to be one of the most creative cupcakes EVER! I love this idea of using orange rinds AND grilling it! Oh my GOD! Why are you so darn cool and ingenious?

Julia said...

You've made me a drop jaw today. Really my lower jaw hit the floor with this one! Amazing.

Oh how could I forget. I AM hungry too. Imagine that.

girlichef said...

It worked!! How cool is that...grilled cupcakes. Sound yummy, too :)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

VERY unique! I've never seen anything like that before!

noble pig said...

Wow, I would have never thought to do that...like ever. Love the orange/chocolate combo.

doggybloggy said...

all I can say is - OH WOW! coolest thing I have seen in a while....

Cyndi said...

Cool concept! I remember those chocolate oranges I used to get at Christmas time - and I liked that combination. Your cupcakes look so yummy!

Pam said...

I read your tweet about these!

KennyT said...

These are the best looking cupcakes I have ever seen.

Little Miss Baker said...

This is fantastic!! I love this idea Kim so way to go for getting so dang creative! I wish I had a BBQ now :) You might like the new Lavender Brownie Cuppies I made. Looking forward to our Italy night out!! xo

Tiffany said...

Neato-Burrito! What a yummy flavor combo too! I never would have thought to grill the cupcakes or use the rind as a "liner". I am sufficiently wowwed :)

Chow and Chatter said...

this is so so cool what a great flavor and post you clever thing you

The Rambler said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Baked in an Orange rind? Holy love it!! :)

I'm gonna beg my mom and stepdad to see if they'll let me try this on the grill next weekend for my daughter's birthday!

Judy said...

wow!! SO amazing and creative!

Katy ~ said...

Sheer genius! These are amazing! You have too clever for words. I love orange and chocolate together, and these cupcakes are just lovely! I can imagine the terrific flavors in these. YUM YUM

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen. Grilled cupcakes are new to me. Very creative.
Sam

Donna-FFW said...

That is so wild. Love the idea. What a fun thing to do at a party.

Cathy said...

You are so clever, Kim. Your cupcakes look fantastic. We've got another couple hot days ahead so I'm still not using my oven. Thank heavens for the BBQ.

Mami said...

Wow! Orange cups are really cute.I'll try it.Thanks a lot.

Krista said...

Okay...I have to make these! What a cool idea and I love chocolate and orange together. Wow!

Linda said...

This is very creative! I can almost smell the orange!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Wow! I'm totally amazed! Well done! Do they taste any different than cupcakes baked in an oven? I mean do they taste like they came from the grill?

Pam said...

I am so impressed! My chocolate/orange loving husband would really dig these.

EAT! said...

What crazy fun these cupcakes are. If the rain will hold off for a little while, these will be on our menu for tonight.

Faye @ "GreenOrganicMama.com" said...

SITS Sunday check-in :)

Your comment was above mine. I love your cupcake blogs!!

BTW, I have those same little teeny colorful dishes (a gift from a friend) :)

We just bought a grill, so I'll definitely give your grilled cupcake recipe a try! They look awesome!

BTW, I would love your input on a butter-free buttercream frosting. I recently developed a milk allergy, and am having to adapt lots of previously loved recipes.

Have a great weekend! If you get a chance, stop by my blog, and enter my green giveaway. It ends today at 5pm EST :)

Faye

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Looks good! What a great idea!

Tania (via SITS)

Faith said...

You're brilliant, and these are adorable! What a fantastic idea to bake them in the oranges!

Palidor said...

Grilling cupcakes? What a neat idea!

Kate said...

Wow! That is so cool. I had no idea that one could bake on the grill! The cupcakes look delicious. It sure does keep the house cooler.....

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the presentation! It's cute! I bet this taste wonderful too!

Reeni♥ said...

You did it! You are so awesome! I love these in the orange rinds. I bet they are just scrumptious!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

ungormet my butt. That is the coolest thing. You rock. I'm sending this link to my mom.

5 Star Foodie said...

What a genius idea - first of all to make the cupcake in the orange "cups" and then to grill them! Very creative and I love the chocolate orange flavor - the cupcakes must taste just heavenly!

Kathy B! said...

Seriously?! These look so good, and I love that they are in the orange rind.

I promised to do something outrageous, didn't I?! I need to think....

Kristin said...

What a unique idea. And they sound delicious!

Selba said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea to use those orange rinds! Never ever crossed in my mind.

Those cupcakes really turn out great and I believe also very yummy :)

comfycook said...

This is just so clever. The flavors work well also.

Lisa said...

Cupcake Project has some of the greatest ideas. I love that you tried this. The cupcakes look delicious!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

This is one of the most creative recipes I have ever seen! I can only imagine how delicious they are. They must taste great with the citrus.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow these are amazing I write for a FL citrus grower could I feature these on his blog and link to you?

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