1Mix box cake according to directions. (For this recipe I substituted orange juice for the water called for in the directions).
2Combine the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla.
3Place paper baking cups in the muffin tins. Put a small amount of batter in each cup (around 1 tablespoon), then put a good tablespoon of the cream cheese batter next. Finally fill approximately 2/3 full with chocolate batter.
4Bake @ 350 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes
5While cupcakes are baking, make frosting.
6Combine flour and milk. Cook until thick and cool completely. (For this recipe I substituted fresh orange juice for the milk).
7When the above mixture is cool, add the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. This step takes a while, so be patient. (For this recipe I addded 1 teaspoon of Grand Mariner for the vanilla and grated orange peel from one orange).
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