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Baby Orange Babas

These syrup-soaked cakes are made by using a muffin pan for individual-sized servings. For an interesting flavor variation, drizzle your babas with syrup made from lemon or lime juice and grated peel.—Gail Hutton, Bremerton, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • Whipped topping and maraschino cherries


  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, orange juice and orange zest. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved.
  • Invert cupcakes onto a platter; immediately drizzle with hot orange syrup. Freeze for 10 minutes. Serve with whipped topping and cherries.

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