Orange crush soda cupcakes

Sunday night Dessert : Orange soda cupcakes






I hope everyone had a good weekend . 
Orange soda cupcakes are my sister favorite . So, these babies don’t last long in my house. If you a really orange cake or frosting, you should add 3-6 drops of food coloring. My frosting is a very light orange. Be careful with the coloring, sometimes people go a little crazy with how many drops they add.

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups – all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon – baking soda
1/4 teaspoon – salt

1 cup – unsalted butter, softened
2 cups – Domino® Granulated Sugar
4 – large eggs

1 cup of orange soda

1 tablespoon – orange extract
1 1/2 Tbsp finely grated orange zest (from about 1 1/2 oranges)

1 or 2 drops of orange food coloring 

Orange Buttercream Frosting



2 cups – unsalted butter, softened
4 cups – Domino® Confectioners Sugar
2 teaspoons – vanilla extract
2 tablespoons – water
1 teaspoon – orange extract
2 to 4 drops – orange food coloring (optional)



Directions 


1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare baking pans with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, whisk first 3 ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the next 3 ingredients; set aside.

 2.In separate bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter until smooth. Slowly add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add extract, soda, zest and 2 to 4 drops food coloring, mixing  well. Add flour mixture. Mix until well combined.

3. Pour into baking cups to 3/4 full. Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

4.In a med. bowl, blend butter until smooth; slowly add confectioners’ sugar until combinedAdd vanilla and water; mix at low speed 1 minute, then at high speed for 5 minutes. 

5. Add extract and food coloring to frosting, mixing well.

6. Frost cupcakes anyway you like. Serve when ready.

Adapted from Domino sugar

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