About this recipe:This delicious and very naughty orange icing makes the perfect topping for rich chocolate cakes and muffins, and adds a decadent finish to wholesome fruit muffins. Why not try it with our Crackle Topped Orange Muffins?
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Method Prep:15min › Ready in:15min
Mix the butter and cream cheese together briskly for 4-5 minutes (2-3 if you're using an electric mixer).
Add the orange blossom extract and mix for another minute or two.
Gradually add the icing sugar a little at a time, stirring, until the icing is a thick pouring consistency.
Spoon the icing over the cooled muffins or cakes, letting it run over the tops and down the sides. For an extra beautiful finish, add some sugar-paper edible flowers before the icing sets (we got ours from Holly Cupcakes, who do the most beautiful edible cake decorations we've ever seen!).
Get an electric mixer! We haven't got one, and our arms ache! :)
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I couldn't find any orange blossom essence (didn't look very hard so far though, I must admit) so I used half a teaspoon of vanilla essence and some left over orange zest from the muffins - YUM! - 17 Jul 2010