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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Orange Slice Cupcakes

Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes

Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes

Since Memorial Day is behind us, I am of the belief that summer has officially started ... I don't care that the calendar says it starts in June! Throw in the fact that it's been in the triple digits for the past few days here in Phoenix ... it's summer. Ya know?!

Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes

Some of you may know that I grew up in Florida. Summer in Florida can only mean two things .... oranges at every roadside stand and tourists. Well, three if you throw in the risk of hurricanes. :D (Side note: I'm praying for an uneventful hurricane season for the East Coast and Gulf Coast this year!!)

Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes

Now, I have to be honest with y'all .... I like to stir up trouble from time to time. Surprised?! No?! I didn't think so! Haha!! My husband is from Southern California ..... and I'm from Florida - who do you think I'm gonna say has better oranges?! :D Florida does, of course!! Y'all saw that coming, right?! Brian disagrees. Whatever. 

Being a Florida girl, I grew up going to the roadside stands almost every Saturday morning! I hear they are pretty much a thing of the past - and that's such a shame! I sure do miss the array of fresh citrus, produce, pecan rolls and hot boiled peanuts. (If you haven't had or heard of boiled peanuts, that's a story for another post!!)

Since I wanted to share something "summer-y" with y'all, I couldn't think of anything that says summer to me more than oranges! I hope you enjoy these Orange Slice Cupcakes as much as we do! :)

Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes



Orange Slice Cupcakes
Printable recipe
Yield: 24 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1 box (15.25 oz.) vanilla cake mix
1 cup orange juice
½ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

For the orange buttercream frosting:
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. orange juice

Additional ingredients:
candy orange slices or real orange wedges, for garnish (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, orange juice, oil and eggs with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans.

Bake for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely. 

While the cupcakes cool, make the frosting by creaming the butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, orange peel, vanilla extract and 2 tbsp. of orange juice; beat until thoroughly combined and the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the additional tablespoon of orange juice only if needed to thin the frosting. 

Frost cupcakes. Garnish with a candy orange slice or wedges of real orange, if desired. 


Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes

These Orange Slice Cupcakes would be perfect for a summer cookout or potluck! Just make sure you take enough - people love 'em! :)

Orange Slice Cupcakes get off to an easy start with a doctored up cake mix. Top it off with a simple, but delicious homemade orange buttercream frosting! These babies are perfect for summer parties! #summer #orange #cupcakes

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I hope you enjoy! Shared at The Weekend Potluck and these fun parties!


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22 comments:

  1. The icing looks amazing, Jamie ! Pinned :-) {hope to hear about the boiled peanuts soon ! sounds interesting!}

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  2. Have you linked this up with me yet?? I am kind of in LOVE with this recipe!

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  3. Jamie, these look so good! I'm partial to citrus flavors - keep cool friend!!

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  4. How adorable those are! And what summery flavors--I'll have to try these next time I need some good cupcakes for a party. :)

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  5. Jamie, these orange cupcakes sound so good and I love the orange slice on top (I can way too many of those!) Shh, don't tell Brian, but I agree that Florida has the best oranges! :) Pinning and have a great Thursday!

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  6. These look so wonderful! I think they just look like summer!

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  7. These sound delicious, Jamie! So refreshing and citrusy! I love using cake mixes for baking and just adding homemade buttercream frostings. It really makes all the difference! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  8. Jamie, tell your hubby he is WRONG (haha), Florida oranges ARE better, I'm a born and raised Floridian. Your recipe sounds super delicious and I will be making them, I love citrus flavored desserts.

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  9. Mm I love oranges so much. Quite possibly my favorite citrus, if you get a good one. I'll stay out of the debate, since I've never had a fresh orange from Florida or California.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  10. These look awesome, I'm definitely going to make them! Thanks for sharing!
    Over The Apple Tree

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  11. I love that you added orange juice to the cupcakes - I bet these are incredible.

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  12. Have I mentioned how much I love cupcakes? These look absolutely delicious - pinning!

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  13. G'day! Looks great Jamie! Wish I could try now!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  14. Thanks for sharing your Orange Slice Cupcakes with Full Plate Thursday today. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. sweet orange yumminess. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥

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  16. I know so many folks that will be happy when I make these...pinned and stumbled!

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  17. These are so so pretty!! Perfect treat for summer! Pinned to our Saturday Night Fever group board - thanks for linking up, Jamie!

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  18. These look really summery Jamie, perfect for the arrival of long sun filled days. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  19. Love that orange slice garnish on top. Simple, yet very eye-catching! Thank you for sharing, Jamie!
    (Yes, I'm still catching up from last week)

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  20. These look great and refreshing! I love that there is not a million ingredients. Definitely a must for a baker on a budget!

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  21. Orange slices are my fav! :) These look delicious.

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  22. These are such a fun idea! Orange slices are a secret craving of mine!

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