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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe
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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe

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Our home economists bring the flavor of a favorite frozen treat to palate-pleasing cupcakes. A scoop of vanilla ice cream adds even more indulgence!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Orange peel strips

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 386 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the first eight ingredients until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture until blended.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; beat in confectioners’ sugar and extracts until smooth. Add marshmallow creme; beat until light and fluffy. Using a melon scoop, remove a small amount of cake from tops of cupcakes. Top each with a small scoop of ice cream. Decorate with frosting and orange peel strips. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 cupcakes.
Originally published as Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p186

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 386 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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