The "Orange Dream" Cupcakes

Darci Bos

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@Darci_Bos

These are party approved! Seriously so delicious! Also have won a blue ribbon at the Tennessee State Fair!

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Serves:
1 1/2 dozen cupcakes
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CUPCAKE

7 Tbsp
butter, salted
1 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp
orange zest
2 large
eggs
7/8 c
buttermilk

GLAZE

1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
fresh squeezed orange juice
2 Tbsp
butter, salted
1/2 tsp
orange zest
1/2 tsp
vanilla
8 oz
walnuts, whole shelled

FROSTING

8 oz
cream cheese
1 stick
butter, salted
4-5 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla

Step-By-Step

1Pre-heat oven to 350 and roast walnuts for about 10 min. Set aside.
2In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
3In bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
4Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
5Add oj and zest. Mix well.
6Add in flour mixture to wet alternating with buttermilk until all is mixed in. Batter will be runny.
7Prepare muffin pan for cupcakes. Evenly distribute batter among muffin tin.
8Bake at 350 for 18-20 min or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
9Cool completely.
10To make glaze, combine sugar, butter, oj, and zest in a sauce pan. Simmer until syrup like texture forms. Stir in vanilla.
11Lay out walnuts on parchment and pour some of the glaze over, just to coat. Let dry.
12Mix up all frosting ingredients, adding powdered sugar slowly until desired consistency.
13Once cupcakes are cool, drizzle glaze over top. The cover with frosting and place a glazed walnut on top!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American