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Orange and Lemon Cupcakes

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 18 min
  • Servings 24

These citrusy little cupcakes are simple to make and perfect for Spring! MORE + LESS -

Buns In My Oven
March 16, 2015

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ lemon cake mix
1
cup orange juice
3
eggs
1/2
cup vegetable oil
White frosting, for topping cupcakes
Mini oranges, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    Prepare the cake batter according to the package instructions, replacing the water with the orange juice.
  • 2
    Bake as directed.
  • 3
    When cupcakes are cool, pipe the frosting on the top.
  • 4
    Garnish with bits of curled orange peel or segments of the orange.

Expert Tips

  • To make the orange peel garnish, carefully remove a thin strip of peel from the orange with a pairing knife. Tightly roll the peel and pinch between your fingers for a few seconds to help it hold the shape. Place on top of the frosting.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • These lemon and mini orange cupcakes are a taste of spring. 

    As happy as I am for spring to get here (and I am so very happy!), I’m also a wee bit sad.

    Why? 

    Because April is generally the end of Delicious Tiny Orange season. You know what I’m talking about, right? Those little mini oranges that are bursting with sweetness and super easy to peel?

    I’m obsessed with those little bites of happiness, but they’re usually only easy to find November through April. Soooooo, let’s use ‘em up while we can with these cupcakes!

    You’ll need a box of lemon cake mix, some OJ, eggs, and oil. Pretty simple stuff here.

    Mix the batter up according to the instructions on the box, but replace the water with orange juice. You can juice the mini oranges yourself, buy the little containers of Cuties™ juice, or just use regular orange juice.

    Line your muffin tin with papers and pour in your cupcake batter.

    Once they’re baked, you’ll want to let them cool completely.

    Pipe on some fluffy white frosting. I used a can of frosting, but you can make your own if you prefer.

    Garnish with orange peel or little orange segments.

    So cute!

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