Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

Patsy Fowler


my dad will bake these for us and they are so good

★★★★★ 1 vote
12 muffins
1 Hr
10 Min


1 pkg
white cake mix
egg whites
1/3 c
1 c
1 c
sour cream
zest of 1 orange
2 c
dried cranberries


1 1/2 c
white chocolate chips
5 Tbsp
heavy cream


8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
white chocolate instant pudding powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
powdered sugar


1Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
2In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine egg whites, egg, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and zest at low speed.
3Add in the cake mix and mix on medium speed, then fold in cranberries.
4Use a medium cookie scoop to fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
5Bake for 10 minutes (14- 16 for standard size), until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6Allow to cool in the pan for 1 minute, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
7While the cupcakes are cooling make the ganache by melting the white chocolate chips and heavy cream together in a double boiler or in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time until almost melted, then stir until completely melted.
8Be careful not to heat to long or the chocolate will burn.
9Invert the cooled cupcakes, one at a time and dip into the ganache.
10Place back on the wire rack and allow the ganache to set.
11Meanwhile, in the (cleaned) bowl of your stand mixer,beat cream cheese and butter at med-high speed for 4 minutes.
12Add in the pudding mix, vanilla extract and powdered sugar and mix at medium-low speed until well combined.
13Add up to an additional 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, if frosting is too thin.
14Use a spatula to scoop the frosting into your piping bag with your preferred decorating tip, and pipe away.
15Top with red sugar sprinkles for an extra festive display.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids