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 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)
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 combined. Add 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