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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.
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!!
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.
First of all, this recipe needs some clarification. It lists "zest of one orange" when I believe it is supposed to be "juice" of one orange. I prepared the zest of one orange - which is the finely grated peel, and added it as the recipe called for in #2 of the instructions. Then I noticed it mentioned juice in line #3 which made sense because after adding the dry ingredients the batter was much thicker than a cupcake batter should be. I then added the juice from the orange I used for zest. I don't think it affected the end product much though and it had a very nice orange flavor. Incidentally, one batch equalled 12 cupcakes for me. I will probably try again using juice instead of zest and most likely double the recipe.