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orange rolo cupcakes

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Rosetta Sperring
Pensacola, FL

I love orange cake and I love Rolos, so what better combination but orange and chocolate together! I took these to work and they were loved by all. One of the physicians said they reminded her of a candy she had while in Germany. I think this would be a great cupcake to add an orange liquior to if desired.

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The addition of orange peel in the mix really bumps up the flavor in these terrific cupcakes. But the real delight is when you reach the Rolo in the middle. It is such a great surprise - a definite treat!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 22-24 cupcakes
method Bake

Ingredients For orange rolo cupcakes

  • 1 box
    orange Duncan Hines cake mix
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange peel
  • 24
    unwrapped Rolo candy (frozen)
  • 24
    Rolo candy (not-frozen)
  • 1 c
    (2 sticks) butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1 lb
    10x confectioner sugar (sifted)
  • 1 -2 tsp
    whipping cream (or milk, or half n’ half)

How To Make orange rolo cupcakes

  • 1
    Make cake mix according to package directions.
  • 2
    Place a frozen Rolo in the bottom of each cupcake paper.
  • 3
    Pour cake batter over frozen Rolo (2/3 full).
  • 4
    Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • 5
    Allow to cool and then ice with icing recipe below.
  • 6
    For icing, cream all the icing ingredients together until fluffy.
  • 7
    Top each cupcake with a Rolo on top of icing, then decorate. Make sure you put sprinkles on before icing dries.