Easy Orange Almond Cupcakes w/ Dk Chocolate Icing

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Lynelle Caldwell

By
@caldwell1932

I make a wonderful Orange almond cake but wanted something easier and simpler with the same basic taste. I think I hit the nail on the head with this recipe. It's a favorite at work.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
24

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

1 box
yellow cake mix
1/2 c
flour (high altitude)
oil as listed on package
3
eggs
replace water on package with country style oj
1 box
vanilla instant pudding (sm)
1/8 tsp
almond extract (optional)
add orange food coloring if you'd like a brighter orange color
2/3 c
almonds, blanched chopped very fine
1 can(s)
mandarin oranges; drained, patted dry & rough chopped

DARK CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
cocoa powder
1/2-1 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Easy Orange Almond Cupcakes w/ Dk Chocolate Icing

Step-by-Step

  • 1CUPCAKES
    Combine 1st 8 ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes fold in almonds and mandarin oranges.
  • 2Pour into Pam-sprayed cupcake papers (in a cupcake pan).
  • 3Bake at 375, according to directions, mine took about 20 minutes. Let cool totally. Frost with Dark Chocolate Frosting.
  • 4DARK CHOCOLATE FROSTING

    In a large mixing bowl, cream butter.
    Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and vanilla.
    Add milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency
  • 5Spread or Pipe onto cupcakes.

    I also put a orange candy slice on top if I want to add a wow factor.

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About Easy Orange Almond Cupcakes w/ Dk Chocolate Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes