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Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes Recipe
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Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes Recipe

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The bright taste of these cute cupcakes reminds me and my friends of orange-and-vanilla frozen treats. —Jen Shepherd, St. Peters, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade

Nutritional Facts

1 mini cupcake equals 96 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line 48 mini-muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange peel, orange juice and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full. Bake 11-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For buttercream, in a large bowl, beat butter and salt until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Using a paring knife, cut a 1-in.-wide cone-shaped piece from top of each cupcake; discard removed portion. Fill cavity with marmalade. Pipe or spread buttercream over tops. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 mini cupcake equals 96 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

I'm not a big fan of cakes, but when the recipe stated "it reminded me of orange sherbet icecream treats" I had to try it. And yum is all I can say; moist, tasty and it's a keeper.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

The orange marmalade adds such a bright, refreshing surprise!

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