1. Heat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and place 8 paper fairy cake cases evenly on a baking tray.
Place all the cupcake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden
spoon until well blended. The
mixture should be soft enough to drop easily from
the spoon when tapped.
Place a heaped teaspoon of cupcake mixture in each paper case and bake towards the top of the oven for 12-15 minutes, until the
cupcakes are well-risen and firm
to the touch.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
5. Once cold,
sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl, add the orange juice and mix until
smooth. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but not
6. Place a
teaspoon of the orange icing on the top of each orange cupcake and smooth with
the back of the spoon. Sprinkle with the chocolate vermicelli then put aside to
set for at least 20 minutes before serving.