Orange And Cranberry Cupcakes…

Fancy trying some orange and cranberry Christmas cupcakes?

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Makes: 12 cakes


  • 225g margarine or butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g Rachel’s low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 70g dried cranberries, chopped
  • Orange zest, juice of ½ orange

To Decorate:

  • 250g icing sugar
  • 30g Rachel’s low fat vanilla yogurt


  1. Heat the oven to 190C/Fan 170C/Gas Mark 5. 
  2. Arrange paper cases in muffin or bun tins. 
  3. Place the margarine, sugar, flour and eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat for about two minutes until smooth, light and fluffy. 
  4. Fold in the yogurt, dried cranberries, orange zest and juice. 
  5. Divide the mixture between the cases so that they are half filled and bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until golden. 
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7.  To make the icing, mix the icing sugar with the yogurt and mix until smooth. 
  8. Tip: the icing should be runny and flow.
  9. Decorate each cake with a blob of icing and spread with a palette knife. Alternatively, leave to run to the edges of the paper case. Leave the icing to set.
  10. Cakes will keep in an airtight container for up to four days.

About this post: This recipe was provided by Rachel’s. No Payment was received.

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  1. Tamar SB
    8th December 2015 / 12:04 pm

    They looks so festive and pretty!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th December 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Thank for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  2. Traci Taylor Hart
    8th December 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Yummy! These look delicious! I wish I had more time to bake!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th December 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks Traci 🙂

  3. Cascia Talbert
    8th December 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Those cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      8th December 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    9th December 2015 / 12:16 pm

    That sounds like a delicious combination of flavors.Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Margarett Murphy
    9th December 2015 / 6:14 pm

    These sound yummy.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th December 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Heather
    10th December 2015 / 2:36 pm

    You lost me with the cranberry, but they do look festive. My WW

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th December 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Oh no, you could replace them with something else?

  7. Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life
    10th December 2015 / 8:42 pm

    I just baked cranberry orange muffins myself this week. They have been a real treat … I used fresh cranberries for the first time and they worked out very well. I loved the burst of tang you get when you take a bite. Your muffins look so festive with their white icing and a bit of holly. I like the idea very much.My first time visit — glad I found your link.Wishing you a beautiful day…Brenda

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th December 2015 / 10:32 pm

      Whoo yours sound lovely too 🙂 Hopping over to read your blog ,,

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