Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream



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Butter Granulated Sugar Eggs Orange Extract  Cocoa Powder Pastry Flour Milk Baking Powder Baking Soda Salt Icing Sugar Orange Juice Orange Zest

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Step 1

In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time then extract.

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Step 2

In a medium bowl sift together cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk in the salt.

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Step 3

Add flour mixture alternately with the milk to the wet ingredients and beat until combined. Pour chocolate cake batter into the prepared muffin tin.

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Step 4

Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Let cupcakes cool for 10 minutes in the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Step 5

In a bowl beat butter until light and fluffy. Add orange zest and juice and beat. Add powdered sugar ½ cup at time until consistency is reached. Decorate Cupcakes.

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