Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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Patsy Fowler

By
@hellchell1

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
12 muffins
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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

FOR THE GANACHE:

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

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:

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

How to Make Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 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.

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About Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

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