Monday, July 22

Orange Dream Cupcakes

Summer means fun in the sun and nothing encompasses that feeling better than an orange dream cupcake. Fun, flavorful, and fantastic, these cupcakes are sure to please.

Full time 45 minutes
Makes 12 cupcakes

You will need:

3 eggs
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk, room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp orange extract
1/4 tsp salt
6 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 350 and line your cupcake tray with paper liners.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add in eggs and mix until fully incorporated.

Add in vanilla and orange extracts and give it a quick mix.

Add in half of the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blending well.

Add in milk, food coloring, and blend well.

Add in remaining flour and blend well, make sure to scrape side of bowl once or twice.

Divide evenly into the paper liners and bake in oven for 18-20 minutes or until center tests done when a toothpick is inserted into the middle.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in pan.

Move to wire rack or cutting board to finish cooling.

Now just plate, serve and enjoy!