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Friday 31 October 2014

Leopard Print Orange Cupcakes

I came across someone posting this Leopard Print Cuppies the other day in the Facebook Group members page.  Looking at these pretty leopard print top of the cupcakes captivated me immediately and I just got to try it out too.

I'm sure these Leopard Print Cuppies makes a good choice for children's parties too and to impress your guests.  These cuppies are spongy and light and with some orange zest added, it just taste absolutely yummy!


5 egg whites (medium size)
80g caster sugar
10g corn flour

Yolk batter 
5 yolks
20g caster sugar
60g vegetable oil (canola or sunflower)
50g milk (warm) (You can substitute with orange juice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
90g cake flour

1 orange zest 

Spot batter
1 tsp Chocolate powder
1 tsp Black powder or Charcoal powder


Place cupcake liners into your muffin pan.  Set aside. 

Combine the caster sugar and corn flour together.  Place the egg whites in a bowl and using your electric hand mixer, whisk the egg whites in medium speed till frothy, add in the corn flour sugar mixture gradually continue to beat until stiff peak.  Set aside.

In another bowl, using your hand whisk, lightly beat the egg yolks, then add in the sugar and whisk till combine and thick.  Add in the oil, followed by the warm milk and vanilla extract.  Mix till all well blended.  Sift in the cake flour and mix till all combined.

Gently fold 13 of beaten egg white into egg yolk batter, use cut and fold method until well blended. Then pour the batter back to the rest of the egg white and fold until mixture is well blended. 

Scoop out 2 tablespoons batter each for the chocolate and black spots into a small bowl.

(Add in 1 tsp of cocoa powder and 1 tsp black powder to the bowls and mix till combined).  Pour batter into piping bag to draw spots on the cupcakes.

In the main batter, add in the orange zest and mix to combined.  Pour the batter into the cupcake liners just below the liners.

For chocolate colour spot and drop round and long spots onto the cupcakes.  After that, for the black colour spot, just draw on the edges on the chocolate spots.  
(Tips : Please make sure that these two colours batter are slightly thicker than the main white batter). 

Bake the cupcakes using water bath method in 110 celcius for 25 minutes, 140c for 10 minutes and last 5-10 minutes raise the temperature to 160c.  

Remove from oven and let cool.

Recipe sourced from this link (SingaporeHomeCooks)

Please check out this Original Chinese link (BrendaWang) to view her tutorial pictures 



  1. "chuff chuff"..... you are really good with these mel mel... such wild yet cute looking cupcakes. i'm gonna keep this recipe for to-bakes especially for hens' party!

  2. Hi Mel, I saw a leopard print chiffon cake ealier in other blogger's post ... now I see your leopard print orange cupcakes ... so cute & pretty. Shall I join you for tea break ^-^!

  3. I've never had much luck with sponge cakes, but these cuties looks do-able 'cos it's just like making chiffon and ogura cake. In fact, it's more like ogura cake with the water bath and all ^^ must taste super moist and soft. Me likes the leopard choc+orange combination.. yums!

  4. These cuppies look wild and cute Mel..
    I love the print it, that makes it so special.
    I must try this too :D

  5. Mel, when I saw you post this leopard print on cupcake, I was wondering how you made it??? haha...
    So Pretty !!!! :)

  6. yeah, guests for sure will be impressed by the look of these cupcakes cos they do look like leopard prints! very neat too!

  7. Hi Mel! The leopard print on these cupcakes are very attractive. I won't wait for a party to bake these cupcake. I'll just bake and enjoy myself :)

  8. They look so cute with the spots ... really look like leopard skin!

  9. Wow these are so nice and cute! have to make this very soon...Love all your recent photos, all were well taken !

  10. Mel, this truly feed the eyes before the stomach cupcakes!! Good job!!

  11. Very cute cupcakes. I can have all of them. Looks delicious. :)

  12. Very creative and cool cupcakes. Children probably love them.

  13. Those are just gorgeous, Mel! Love the orange flavour, too. I've seen a many but these are the best by far. Spot on!

  14. Hi Mel,
    Wow, your leopard cupcakes are simply gorgeous! And it looks soft and yummy too!

  15. Hi Mel,

    You are right! These cupcakes do have leopard prints!!! Lucky that they don't have any fangs to bite us back :p