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SIMPLE Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 18-24 cupcakes 1x

Ingredients

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FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  • 2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Orange extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 68 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 23 Tablespoon Heavy Cream (or whole milk)
  • 1 teaspoon CLEAR Vanilla Extract

Optional decoration ideas:

  • Candied orange slices
  • Orange Jimmies Sprinkles
  • Straws

Instructions

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and fill cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  5. Beat in orange and vanilla extracts, orange juice and zest until well combined.
  6. Gradually add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk.
  7. Beat until well combined, batter will be thin.
  8. Divide into cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely and frost.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  1. Beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, alternating with heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Whip until fluffy and desired consistency.
  4. Frost the cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired with orange jimmies, candied oranges, straws etc.

FOR SWIRLED FROSTING:

  1. Divide the frosting in half and color half with orange gel coloring.
  2. Fit a decorator bag with large round tip
  3. Add orange frosting to the decorator bag on one side, then add white frosting on the other side of the bag.
  4. Squeeze a bit of frosting out of the bag until both colors begin to show.
  5. Then swirl frosting onto cupcake and decorate as desired.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
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