Orange Cupcakes with Butter cream Frosting

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1.5 cups - all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • (Sift all the ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat together until well-mixed:
  • 1 cup - orange juice
  • 2 tbsp - orange liqueur like cointreau or triple sec
  • 1/3 cup - canola oil
  • 2/3 cup - granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp - vanilla
  • Orange-flavoured butter cream frosting
  • 8 tbsp - (1 stick) vegan butter like earth balance
  • 4 tbsp - vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup - orange juice
  • 1 tbsp - orange liqueur
  • 1 tbsp - orange zest (optional)
  • 2 to 3 cups - confectioners' sugar (use more or less depending on how thick you want your frosting, and how sweet)
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract

How to Make Orange Cupcakes with Butter cream Frosting

  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a whisk just until you have a smooth batter. Do not overmix or overbeat.
  • Divide the batter equally among 12 cups of a standard-sized muffin pan lined with cupcake liners.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cream together the butter and shortening until they are fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Now add the orange juice, zest, liqueur and vanilla and half the sugar. Beat until mixed, then add the remaining sugar and beat until mixed. This should take no more than 2 minutes altogether.
  • Frost the cupcakes after they've cooled completely.
  • Recipe courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan