Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

I double this recipe, you can ice them if you want, A lemon butter icing is rather nice, don't overdo the lemon juice though.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy; add eggs and zest.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together and add alternatively to the sugar/butter mixture with the orange juice.
  4. Bake in muffin tins lined with cupcake papers for 10-12 minutes or until they test done.
Most Helpful

I just made these cupcakes for a Halloween treat. The recipe does need more liquid, I also added the juice from the orange. I doubled the recipe (everything except the baking powder) after reading GakonaBaby review, and it still only made 21 cupcakes, but they are very good. They filled my whole house with orange aroma while they baked.

Gardenangel October 30, 2009

These are so good, along with the orange zest i also added 1/4 cup of orange juice,very nice moist and flavorful!! will make again even the kids loved them. Thanks!!

kevlynd April 29, 2008

Really good and easy! My daughter just dumped the flour and baking powder on top of the butter mixture and it mixed up fine. I used 1/4 cup of orange juice instead of zest. Frosted with Betty Crocker Whipped Frosting. Yum! Would have been 5 stars with clear instructions.

sydsmama August 16, 2007