Orange Zest Cupcakes

Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

Light and airy cupcakes topped with orange zest and a dusting of sugar on top.


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Serves:

6 servings

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 c
plus 1 tsp. sugar (white)
1 1/2 tsp
finely shredded orange zest
3/4 c
cake flour
3/4 tsp
baking powder
pinch of salt
1
egg, beaten
1/4 c
milk
2 Tbsp
melted butter
1 Tbsp
frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 6 cup muffin pan with paper liners. For the topping, in a small bowl, combine 1 tsp. of the sugar and 1/2 tsp. of the orange zest, pressing the zest into the sugar with the back of the spoon. Set aside.
2
In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining orange zest. Stir in the remaining sugar. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, melted butter and orange juice concentrate. Add all at once to the flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
3
Divide the batter equally among the prepared cups. Sprinkle the tops with the sugar orange mixture. Bake until the tops spring back when lightly touched, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely. You can spoon a dollop of orange marmalade into the center of the batter in each cup before baking. You can also top with chocolate frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy