Best: Citrus Poppy Seed Cupcakes Recipe

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Best: Citrus Poppy Seed cupcakes

Melanie Betts

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@meltedmel

everyone in my home love citrus it so up lifting and cheerful. I added lemon extract to the icing and topprd it with lemon and orange zest and a few poppy seeds


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Ingredients

BASIC CAKE MIX

8 c
cake flour
6 c
sugar
1/4 c
baking powder
2 tsp
salt

CAKE INGREDIENTS

3 c
basic cake mix, above
3/4 c
milk
2 Tbsp
poppy seeds
1 Tbsp
orange rind, grated
2 tsp
lemon rind, grated
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract

ICING INGREDIENTS

1 pkg
cream cheese
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
powdered sugar, well sifted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Basic Cake Mix: In large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until well combine.
2
[To store: transfer to airtight container, store in cool dry place for up to 2 months; stir well before using.] - Makes enough for 4 cakes.
3
Cake: In large bowl and using electric mixer at medium speed, beat Basic Cake Mix, milk, poppy seeds, orange and lemon rinds for 2 minutes.
4
Add oil, eggs and vanilla; reduce speed to low and beat for 1 minute.
5
Pour into greased 9-inch square cake pan; bake in 375 oven for 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, then let cool in pan on rack.
6
Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with vanilla at medium speed for 30 seconds or until blended.
7
Add icing sugar; beat for 1-1/2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
8
NOTE: Cakes can be well wrapped and frozen for up to 2 weeks.
9
VARIATION: Bake as cupcakes in 18 paper-lined muffin cups in 375 oven for 20 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy