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Orange Cupcake Recipe

This Orange Cupcake recipe is sure to brighten anyone's day. These citrus cupcakes with white chocolate icing will definitely be a winner.

To make these orange blossom cupcakes so dainty, it is necessary to cream the butter, sugar and orange rind for 8-10 minutes. The lighter the color and fluffier the texture of the creamed mixture determines the daintiness of these cupcakes.

This recipe can also be used as an orange cake recipe. I have made the cake in a loaf tin and still frosted it with the white chocolate mixture.

Prep Time

Cooking Time



20 minutes

15 minutes




  • 6oz (175g) butter, softened and chopped
  • 6oz (175g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange rind
  • 2 tbsp orange-flavored liqueur
  • 3 eggs
  • 5oz (150g) all-purpose (plain) flour (sifted)
  • 1 tsp baking powder, (sifted)


  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Line cupcake tins with cupcake papers.
  • Place the butter, sugar, orange rind and liqueur in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes or until light and creamy.
  • Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and beat until just combined.
  • Spoon mixture into cupcake tins.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of an orange blossom cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire racks before icing.

White Chocolate Icing:

  • 7oz (200g) white chocolate, chopped
  • 160ml (2/3 cup) cream

Place white chocolate and cream in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth.

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