Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Orange Cupcakes

Orange Cupcakes 
{recipe from Good Things Utah}
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (1 orange)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir together. Set aside.
Beat the butter about 2 minutes in a large mixing bowl. Beat in cake flour, buttermilk, eggs, egg yolks, vegetable oil, and vanilla, beating in between each addition to combine ingredients. Keep beating until smooth. Add sugar mixture and beat until smooth. Add orange zest and beat just enough to mix it in.
Spoon into cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Orange Cream Frosting
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (1 orange)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Add whipping cream and butter to a mixing bowl. Beat together until smooth. Add salt, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest, and 1 cup powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and beat on high until frosting is smooth.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I saw this yesterday too and thought I needed to add the recipe! Hope it's ok to just copy yours!