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Gluten Free Orange Cupcakes

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

225g butter
225g caster sugar
6 eggs at room temperature
110g wheat-free and gluten-free plain flour
110g cornflour
4 level teaspons gluten-free baking powder
55 g ground almonds
finely grated zest of an orange

Preheat oven to 180 C/Gas 4 and place muffin paper cases in a large 12 cup muffin tin.
Beat butter and sugar to a cream and then beat in eggs. Sieve flours with baking powder and stir in along with ground almonds and orange zest.
Distribute evenly among the 12 cases. Bake for 15 -25 minutes until golden and cooked.
Cool on a wire rack and ice if desired when cold. May be frozen.

Makes 12 cupcakes (one and a half inch high muffin cases) or 24 small ones. Lemon may be substituted for orange if desired.

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