Fresh Orange Cupcakes With Orange Icing

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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

Top Review by darna.aminuddin

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

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 532.32 ml pastry flour
  • 295.73 ml sugar
  • 14.79 ml baking powder
  • 4.92 ml salt
  • 78.07 ml vegetable oil
  • 177.44 ml buttermilk (room temperature)
  • 14.79 ml vanilla (or use 2 teaspoons orange-flavor extract)
  • 1 orange, zest of (or to taste)
  • 59.14 ml fresh orange juice
  • 2 egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 2 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 59.14 ml sugar
  • orange food coloring (optional)

  • 118.29 ml butter, room temperature
  • 768.91 ml icing sugar (more as needed)
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 14.79 ml grated orange zest
  • 29.58 ml fresh orange juice
  • orange food coloring (optional)
  • orange sprinkles or colored sprinkles


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

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