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Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting, by , is from The Martin Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melissa Martin
Added: Monday, November 24, 2008


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup orange juice

Orange Buttercream Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with water and orange juice.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes.

Directions for frosting:
In a small mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, orange peel and vanilla. Add enough orange juice to achieve frosting consistency.




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