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Day 233 – Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

21 Mar

It’s time for another spring (or maybe summer)-style cupcake.  Yummy and citrusy.  Light and fruity.  You ready?  Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream (recipe below from Mama’s Gotta Bake).

Orange-Cupcake     Mini-Orange-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and a little muffin-like. They are orange. Like, orange to the extreme! Wow!! So refreshing. Not overly sweet. But very, very orange.

Orange-Buttercream

The frosting is soft and creamy. It has nice flecks of orange zest that make it very pretty. It tastes a little like an Orange Julius. Or a creamsicle. Orange and cream. Very yummy.

Orange-Cupcake-2     Mini-Orange-Cupcake-2

Together it’s orange, it’s sweet, it’s creamy. It’s yummy and refreshing. Like an orange scone or orange cake topped with a creamsicle. Seriously tasty.

Orange-Cupcake-top     Mini-Orange-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4.5
  • Overall Taste: 4.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream (recipe from Mama’s Gotta Bake)

Orange Cupcakes:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Orange Buttercream:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

For directions visit Mama’s Gotta Bake.

*Tomorrow: French Toast Cupcakes*

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