fantastic orange cupcakes w/ buttercream frosting

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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

I doctored up an old recipe of mine, for the cupcakes and used a butter cream recipe for the frosting. Enjoy!

serves 24
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fantastic orange cupcakes w/ buttercream frosting

  • 1 - 16.5 oz
    package duncan heinz orange deluxe cake mix
  • 1 - 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 4
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla or for more orange flavoring, use 1/2 orange extract
  • 1 c
    softened, butter
  • 3 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 OR 2
    drops red & yellow food coloring- if you desire orange frosting like i made
  • orange
    extract to taste

How To Make fantastic orange cupcakes w/ buttercream frosting

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Prepare muffin pan with paper liners or I used silicone cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, add all cake ingredients and beat well. Scrape sides of bowl, make sure all is well incorporated.
  • 3
    Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full.
  • 4
    Place in oven and bake 20 - 25 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  • 5
    Frosting: Beat butter until nice and fluffy - slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar a little at a time. Beat in vanilla or orange extract & food coloring if using. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  • 6
    Enjoy! They are a deliciously moist cupcakes and the frosting is yummy!