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Golden Orange Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

15 cupcakes

Citrus lovers will vow they've gone to cupcake heaven when they sample this recipe. To up the sunny flavor, add a teaspoon of orange extract in place of vanilla. —Helen Hassler, Denver, Pennsylvania
Golden Orange Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Orange Buttercream Frosting or frosting of your choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with water and orange juice, beating well after each addition.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 197 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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