Orange Cupcakes Recipe

Orange Cupcakes
Orange Cupcakes
Orange cupcakes with a great tangy flavor.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ c self rising flour
  • 1 large orange, zest and juice

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 c powdered sugar
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 2 to 4 tbs heavy cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time and beat for about a minute for each.
  4. Slowly add a third of the flour, alternating with the juice and zest, ending with the flour mix. Mix until just combined ensuring you do not over mix.
  5. Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. To make the frosting, cream the butter until pale and fluffy.
  8. Incorporate about half of the powdered sugar. Add the zest, juice and half the cream, beating until well combined.
  9. Depending on your desired consistency add more sugar or cream.
  10. Pipe the frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.