Total Time
39mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 19 mins

These cupcakes are delicious. They are light and airy tasting with just the right amount of orange flavoring. Originally this recipe called for a traditional, thick butter orange frosting, but I prefer it with just a glaze (saves on the calories a little, too).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; stir well and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
  3. Add orange juice mixture; beat at low speed of an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) and cream of tartar at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy.
  6. Gradually add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently stir 1/4 of egg white mixture into orange mixture.
  8. Gently fold remaining egg white mixture into orange mixture.
  9. Divide batter evenly among 12 paper lined muffin cups.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 19 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Remove from pan; let cool on a wire rack (set over a piece of wax paper).
  12. Mix powdered sugar and orange juice until it is the consistency you desire (adding more or less juice).
  13. Spread thinly over the top of the cupcakes.
Most Helpful

5 5

wow!!! OMG delicious!! I just have to keep working on my glaze... this icing, frosting and glazing decorations are a little bit difficult for me if no step to step for beginners... but everything else is easy!! thanks!!! this recipe will be my favourite for cupcakes!!

4 5

What a yummy recipe...Instead of cupcakes I baked the batter in a loaf pan and drizzeled the glaze on top...served it at a bruch I attended.