Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins

Unexpected flavor combination

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°; insert liners into cupcake pans .
  2. In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Add butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat at medium speed until mixture is light and airy.
  4. Reduce speed to low, add eggs in one at a time, mixing well.
  5. Add in half the orange juice and the ginger to the batter.
  6. Gradually add half the amount of dry ingredients, mixing until just incorporated; add in remaining orange juice and remaining half of dry ingredients, mixing until batter is smooth (don't overmix).
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full; bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cupcakes are springy to the touch and a pick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  9. Make the glaze: Add orange juice, lemon juice, and powdered sugar into a small saucepan on low heat, mixing for about 2 minutes until liquids slightly evaporate.
  10. Remove from heat and glaze cupcakes with a tablespoon each.
  11. Wait about 5 minutes for glaze to cool and harden before topping with peeled tangerine wedge.


Most Helpful

I agree with previous reviewer; these are more of a muffin than cupcake. Very tasty but I must add that I had to do a last minute substitution as I discovered I had no fresh ginger (usually have some in refrigerator) so I had to substitute with 1 tsp ground ginger. The taste was still very good, with a subtle hint of ginger. The ginger taste was more predominant in the batter (of course I tasted it!) than the finished product using the dried ginger. I also added about 1/4 tsp of dried orange zest. I got 18 muffins from this batch. I also added more sugar to the glaze to make it thicker and it still never really "hardened." Makes for a little bit of a messy muffin...but yes, I will definitely make this again. I was thinking of topping with some chopped, candied ginger too. Maybe next time!

HisPixie February 18, 2012

These were very delicious. However, these have the consistency of muffins more than cupcakes - the batter was pretty thick and sticky. Also, I would have preferred more orange flavor so maybe adding some orange zest would've been good. But, overall, they were great. Oh, and the glaze is to die for. I added a little more sugar than it called for to make it a little thicker. Thanks for posting it!

MommyToTwo October 28, 2009

Very tasty and easy to make! I also added orange zest and a little more orange juice to the recipe! I absolutely love the glaze, it's the extra kick of flavor and sweetness that makes these cupcakes great!!! I also added more sugar to make the glaze thicker. Thanks for this recipe!!!

luamia28 July 11, 2014

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