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California Orange Muffins


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Combine the orange juice, zest and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with juice mixture.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold in to creamed mixture.
  • 3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 322 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • ralakin
    Aug 6, 2013

    We added dried Cranberries and they were fantastic!

  • fayecox
    Jan 16, 2010

    these muffins are delicious, my 5 yr. old granddaughter ate 3,and I could have eaten the rest. but calories do show up.Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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