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Orange Petite Cakes

Orange Petite Cakes

Orange-flavored mini cakes frosted with orange frosting. Pipe frosting and garnish with orange slices for a real crowd pleaser.

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30 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
24 petite cakes



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 extract

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons buttermilk  


2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 to 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream


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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 mini (1 1/4-inch) muffin pan cups. Set aside.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 4

    Place all frosting ingredients except whipping cream in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough whipping cream for desired spreading consistency.

  5. STEP 5

    Pipe or frost cupcakes; garnish with orange slices, if desired.

Tip #1

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 (1 petite cake)

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