Orange Petite Cakes

Orange Cupcake Recipe
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3 Reviews
Orange-flavored mini cakes frosted with orange frosting. Pipe frosting and garnish with orange slices for a real crowd pleaser.
30 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
24 petite cakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1/2 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons
orange juice concentrate, thawed
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
3/4 cup
all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
baking powder
1/8 teaspoon
baking soda
2 tablespoons
buttermilk*

Frosting

2 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

Garnish

Candied orange fruit slices, cut into wedges, if desired
 
*Substitute 1/8 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 2 tablespoons; let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 mini (1 1/4-inch) muffin pan cups. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add orange juice concentrate, egg, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add buttermilk; continue beating until smooth.
  3. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 14-16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Place all frosting ingredients except whipping cream in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough whipping cream for desired spreading consistency.
  5. Pipe or frost cupcakes; garnish with orange slices, if desired.

Recipe Tips

To make ahead, bake cupcakes as directed; cool completely. Place unfrosted cupcakes in resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months. Let stand at room temperature until thawed. Prepare frosting as directed. Frost cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (1 petite cake)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Third time I've made these now, and I always look forward to sharing and eating them. They take longer to make than the one hour listed, with all of the zesting and mixing and portioning out and frosting and everything, but they're worth it.

Rating

We loved these! Really delicious and will definitely make them again!

Rating

wonderful

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