Sunday, October 28, 2012

White Cupcakes with Orange Flavored Icing and a GIVEAWAY!

Have you tried those icing creation packets that you can mix into the tubs of premade icing? Well, I tried one at a party I was at and I couldn't stop craving the orange icing that were atop those white cupcakes! Oh what a great flavor combination! I typically only used boxed cake and icing mixes when I'm in a bind, so I wanted to recreate it at home. 

When Reynolds sent me some of their StayBrite® Baking Cups to try out, I knew it was the perfect time to try my recipe. These baking cups are different from most, because they don't fade when you bake them. They have a lot of different designs to choose from. I got to review some with monkeys on them, and they were so cute! I also received a really neat book called Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. It has all sorts of ideas to make your food more fun! My kids loved it and have asked me to make numerous things out of it already. 

Do you want to win your very own copy of Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My! and some StayBrite® Baking Cups to try out? All you need to do is comment below and tell me what your favorite cupcake combo is. That's it! Is it chocolate cake and chocolate icing? Yellow cake and chocolate icing? White cake with chocolate icing? I want to know! Make sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! This contest is going to run until Halloween at NOON, eastern standard time. So if you want to enter, comment below by Wednesday, October 31st at NOON est. I'll announce the winner later in the week. Good luck!

Now on to the recipe for the orange icing. It isn't hard at all and it tastes so good! I used my favorite white cake recipe and my favorite buttercream icing recipe, but spiced up the icing. If you like orange, I think you'll  like this too!

White Cupcakes with Orange Flavored Frosting

*recipe makes approximately 24 cupcakes

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 cups cake flour
2 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup hot water

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3-4 cups powdered sugar, SIFTED
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon orange extract
2-4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

To make cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. 

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Once butter and sugar are mixed well, add in egg. Then add remaining ingredients individually, mixing well after each addition until smooth. Scoop batter into lined cupcake pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely and then frost with vanilla buttercream frosting (recipe below). 

To make the icing:
In a mixing bowl, beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter. Increase mixer speed to medium and add orange extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining milk 1 tablespoons at a time.

Don't forget to comment below to enter the giveway!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated by Reynolds for this review. I received my own copy of the book and baking cups to review for this blog post and one to give away.


Frugalissa Finds said...

My fave combo is chocolate cake and peppermint frosting.

Stephanie said...

Yellow cake with chocolate icing!

Nancy said...

Hands down cholclate cake and chocolate icing. The more chocolate the better LOL.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

My favorite is strawberry cupcakes with cheesecake filling!

franny481 said...

white cake with cream cheese icing

Donna Blassingham said...

I'm so easy to please when it comes to a good cupcake....give me good old moist yellow cake with a silky chocolate icing.......oh yeah.

Unknown said...

Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting!! YUM.

MichaelandErin said...

Super yummy! What a cute book!

Unknown said...

I have to choose just one?! I would have to say vanilla cupcake, strawberry frosting.

We're headed your way from 11/17-11/28. It would be great to see you if you're in town!

- Megan

tberg said...

I love Buttery yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting. Delicious!!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!tracironnebergatyahoodotcom

Nicole Elliott said...

Tough to pick, but I will go with yellow cake and chocolate icing (although I do love red velvet and cream cheese icing too).
I think I need to go eat a cupcake now!

Unknown said...

these look amazing! thanks for aqll you do and good luck everyone!

lae said...

These cupcakes look divine!! I'm not a giant citrus fan but I would be willing to give the orange frosting a try!

Alison said...

Chocolate on chocolate!


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