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    Fresh Orange Cupcakes With Orange Icing

    Fresh Orange Cupcakes With Orange Icing. Photo by Marija P

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

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    20 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    These are as light as a cloud! For the best results make certain all ingredients are room temperature.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 2 1/4 cups pastry flour
    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk (room temperature)
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla (or use 2 teaspoons orange-flavor extract)
    • 1 orange, zest of (or to taste)
    • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    • 2 egg yolks (room temperature)
    • 2 egg whites (room temperature)
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • orange food coloring (optional)

    ORANGE ICING

    • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
    • 3 1/4 cups icing sugar (more as needed)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
    • orange food coloring (optional)
    • orange sprinkles or colored sprinkles

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Set oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Line 18 muffin tins with paper liners.
    3. 3
      For the cupcakes; sift together the flour 1-1/4 cups sugar, baking powder and salt.
    4. 4
      Add in oil, buttermilk and vanilla or orange extract, beat one minute using an electric mixer.
    5. 5
      Add in the orange juice and egg yolks; beat for about 1 minute more.
    6. 6
      In a another bowl beat egg whites until foamy.
    7. 7
      Gradually add in 1/2 and beat until stiff peaks form.
    8. 8
      Gently fold in the whites to the creamed batter.
    9. 9
      Evenly divided the batter between the muffin tins.
    10. 10
      Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until cupcakes test done.
    11. 11
      Allow to cool completely before frosting.
    12. 12
      FOR THE FROSTING; in a bowl beat the butter until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
    13. 13
      Add in the vanilla, zest and orange juice; beat until combined.
    14. 14
      Add in 3 cups icing sugar to start, adding in more if needed to achieve desired consistency.
    15. 15
      Add in a few drops orange food colouring if desired.
    16. 16
      Spread on the cooled cupcakes, then sprinkle with orange sprinkles if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 28, 2008

      15

      followed the recipe exactly but they turned out really bland and not orangey enough. probablywon't try rhis again

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    • on March 27, 2008

      55

      WOW! They turned out just great. I didn't make the icing, but the cupcakes were heaven. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Orange Cupcakes With Orange Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (89 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 308.8
     
    Calories from Fat 88
    28%
    Total Fat 9.8 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 34.9 mg
    11%
    Sodium 244.3 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.1 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 39.0 g
    156%
    Protein 2.5 g
    5%

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