Orange Cream Dream Cupcakes

Orange Cream Dream Cupcakes

These vibrant cupcakes boast a citrus sweetness and a vivid, camera-ready color!

YIELDS

about 30 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 to 4 drops orange food coloring
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange extract

Frosting

  • 2 cups (4 sticks) 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

Filling

  • 2 cups non-dairy whipped topping

INSTRUCTIONS

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cupcake pans with liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together first 3 ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the next 3 ingredients; set aside. 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 and 2 to 4 drops food coloring, mixing well. Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk mixture; mix until well combined. Pour into baking cups to 3/4 full.

Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely on wire rack before assembling.

Frosting

Blend butter until smooth; slowly add sugar until combined. Add vanilla and water; mix at low speed 1 minute, then at high speed for 5 minutes. Set aside 1 cup frosting. Add extract and food coloring to remaining frosting, mixing well.

Filling

In a medium bowl, fold the non-dairy whipped topping, 1/2 cup at a time, into the 1 cup of reserved frosting. Whisk until smooth.

To assemble cupcakes, fill a pastry bag fitted with a large open star tip with filling. Insert the tip halfway into the center of each baked cupcake; press until the top of cupcake begins to rise slightly.

After filling cupcakes, frost as desired.