Orange Zest Cupcakes
1/4 cplus 1 tsp. sugar (white)
1 1/2 tspfinely shredded orange zest
3/4 ccake flour
3/4 tspbaking powder
·pinch of salt
2 Tbspmelted butter
1 Tbspfrozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
How to Make Orange Zest Cupcakes
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 6 cup muffin pan with paper liners. For the topping, in a small bowl, combine 1 tsp. of the sugar and 1/2 tsp. of the orange zest, pressing the zest into the sugar with the back of the spoon. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining orange zest. Stir in the remaining sugar. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, melted butter and orange juice concentrate. Add all at once to the flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
- Divide the batter equally among the prepared cups. Sprinkle the tops with the sugar orange mixture. Bake until the tops spring back when lightly touched, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely. You can spoon a dollop of orange marmalade into the center of the batter in each cup before baking. You can also top with chocolate frosting.