Monday, February 4, 2013

Orange Cream Cupcakes


Today I am sharing with you my Orange Cream Cupcake Recipe. This recipe is very similar to the Lemon Cupcakes I shared with you last week except the lemon and orange ingredients are swapped and vanilla is added. This is by far my favorite recipe because I absolutely love 50/50 ice cream and this reminds me so much of it. 

Ingredients
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon Orange Extract
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
Orange food coloring (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Prep cupcake pans with liners.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 
Add dry ingredients into a mixer bowl.
Add oil and mix on low speed, once incorporated add the eggs, milk, extracts, zest and coloring.
Mix on low speed for about 15 seconds.
Scrape sides and mix on low speed for about a minute or until the batter is all mixed together. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake in oven for 18-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. For a moist cupcake you do not want to over bake them. Take them out before they turn golden brown and when you think they might be a little underdone. Cool cupcakes and ice with the following recipe.

Icing
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange juice

In an electric mixer cream together butter and cream cheese for about 1 minute.
Turn the mixer to low speed and add sugar a little at a time.
Scrape side and add vanilla extract and orange juice.
If the icing is too runny from the juice add a couple more tablespoons of confectioners sugar.
Mix on medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until the icing is at your preferred consistency.


ENJOY!

Nichole

51 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love orange sweets. I surely will try it!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a chance to try them and enjoy them :)

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  2. Nichole: These look so yummy!! I'm drooling. :) Have a great day!
    Neighbors About Town Blog

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    1. Thank you very much every time I see them I feel the need to make them again :)

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  3. Hi Nichole,

    These cupcakes look so flawless with their nicely piped fluffy icing. Bookmarked this recipe!

    Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest blog follower. Following you too at twitter and Pinterest :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you get to try them and enjoy them. Thank you as well for coming by and following. I am a new follower of yours as well and cannot wait to find and try some recipes on your blog :)

      Have a great week!

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  4. You keep roping me in with these citrus cupcakes!
    I'm pinning this recipe right next to the lemon one.
    Thanks for posting!

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    1. Haha I hope you get to try some and like them! Thanks!

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  5. YUM!
    I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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    1. Thank you. Will head over to check it out :)

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  6. These look really light and yummy! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  7. Yum! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These sound so good! I am planning and orange and pink baby shower, and I think I will make these! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Those look so yummy! I love that it is a recipe from scratch. I am fore sure going to try these!

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    1. Thank you :) I love making cupcakes and cakes from scratch! They taste so much better!

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  10. yummy!!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays @ Nap-Time Creations. So glad you stopped by! Emily

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  11. These look wonderful! I can't wait to try these some time very soon:)
    Shannon {Cozy Country Living}
    http://www.cozycountryliving.com

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  12. Makes me think of spring and sunshine! So excited to try this recipe!
    Anne @ circusberry.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you get a chance to try them and like them!

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  13. Visiting from the linky party over at Daisy Cottage Designs. These cupcakes sound delicious - I would love to try the lemon version too, as hubby is crazy about lemon!

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    1. Thank you :) Yes lemon is VERY good as well. I hope you get to try them and enjoy them!

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  14. Oh boy, these look tasty! Found you on My Girlish Whims' blog hop. I've saved the recipe and plan to make the lemon version. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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    1. Thank you :) and thank you for coming by to visit! I hope you have a chance to try them and enjoy them.

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  15. Great picture! I love all things orange and your cupcakes sound so good! I would love to have you share them at my party going on now! Hope to see you there.
    D @ theshadyporch.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you very much :) I know orange is SO good! Will head over to visit.

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  16. My husband loves orange dreamcicles, these look amazing and sure to please him!

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    1. Well I hope you have a chance to make them for him :) I am sure he will enjoy them!

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  17. Just pinned this because I wanna try it! Thanks for sharing. Got you from Daisy Cottage Designs link party.

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    1. Thank you very much :) I hope you enjoy them!

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  18. Gosh these look delish! I'm always up for trying a new cupcake... I hope you'll come ans share at my Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

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  19. Hello, I'd love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-6

    Kathie

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    1. Thanks for the invite will go check it out :)

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  20. Hi Nichole! Thanks for linking this yummy recipe up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party! I've just pinned them, they look amazing :))

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    1. Thank you :) And thank you for hosting each week!

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  21. So pretty, and sound tasty too! Pinned this to my cupcake board :D

    Thanks for sharing this at Cook, Craft, Create at The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Hope to see you again soon!

    Michelle xx

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  22. YUMMY!! These look so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you :) And thank you for hosting!

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  23. Thanks again for this delicious recipe, I linked back to you in my post about the baby shower I planned. They were a HUGE hit!

    http://www.whistleandivy.com/2013/03/pink-and-orange-baby-shower.html

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    1. You are very welcome I am glad they were a hit. The party was beautiful!

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Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE comments.. Who wouldn't? I read all your comments and will do my best to reply to them all.. Can't wait to hear from you.
~Nichole~

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