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Desserts - Orange Cupcakes

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated,
  • whites beaten until stiff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 13/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 21/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Orange Icing:
  • 11/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange
  • rind
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange juice

Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Cream these ingredients together thoroughly.
Mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a separate mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture 1/3 at a time, alternating with orange juice. Fold in beaten egg whites.
Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely.
Mix all icing ingredients together, starting with 2 tablespoons orange juice. If frosting is too thick, add additional orange juice. Frost each cupcake.
Submitted By: Shirley L. Revis
Montgomery Farmers Co-op
Number of Servings: 0
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