Thursday, August 19, 2010

Orange Cupcakes

I've been looking for new cupcake recipes to try, and I came across a recipe for orange cupcakes with gorgeous two-toned frosting.  I'm still working on the frosting skills, but I think they turned out really pretty.  The cake recipe itself was a little dry, but the frosting was delicious.  It's the same buttercream that I usually make, but with orange juice and orange extract in place of milk and vanilla:
Orange Frosting:

1 cup butter (substitute up to 1/2 cup shortening to keep frosting soft)
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tsp orange extract

Beat together until fluffy and smooth.


elise said...

i've done that before with orange extract and juice too :) i also love adding almond extract (or my sister just recommended half/half almodn and vanilla to give it a little surprise factor). the hard part for me is finding a relly good cupcake recipe, i don't generally like using regular cake batter as cupcakes, it always tends to seem dry to me :) good luck finding the perfect recipes!

Frances Wallace said...

I could be your tester. My son is so lucky.

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