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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Sep 23, 2010

Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Cupcakes                                                          
2 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour                                              
2 Cup granulated sugar                                                   
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder                                                   
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda                                                       
1/2 Tsp Salt                                                                      
3 Large Eggs                                                                   
2 Tbl grated orange zest
2 Tsp Orange Extract                                                      
3/4 Cup vegetable oil
1 Cup Milk, Soured

8 Ounce Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cup confectioners’ sugar, Or -To Taste

1. Cupcakes: Heat oven to 350F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, 1 cup of the sugar, the baking powder, baking soda and salt until
3. In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat eggs, orange zest and orange extract until blended. Beat in
 remaining 1 cup sugar. Beat in oil, then buttermilk, until blended.
4. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin
5. Bake 25 to 28 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to wire rack to
 cool completely.
6. Frosting: Beat cream cheese and vanilla in a medium bowl with mixer on low speed to blend. Add
 confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy.  Refrigerate until firm enough to spread.
7. Spread about 1 Tbsp frosting on each cupcake.

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