Summer Orange Cupcakes

If you have such a thing as spare time in the cool of the morning these days, this is a pretty quick recipe to put together either for that evening’s dessert or to spoil children between dips in the wading pool possibly giving you a few minutes of respite.

Summer Orange Cupcakes

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
Grated zest of one orange

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

Add melted butter to sugar in a mixing bowl and beat to incorporate and smooth out the sugar. Add the eggs and beat well. Blend in the orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Beat to just blend the dry ingredients, stir in the zest and spread into cupcake paper lined cupcake tins.
Depending on size of you cupcakes, you can get 12-18 cup cakes.

2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Enough fresh orange juice to form a spreadable icing.

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