Orange Kiss-Me Cupcakes

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

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  1. 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!!
  2. 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.


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