Yellow Cupcakes With Orange Frosting

Makes:
20 servings
Yields:
20 cupcakes
Prep:
15 mins
Bake:
20 mins 375°F
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Yellow Cupcakes With Orange Frosting

Ingredients Yellow Cupcakes:
1 3/4
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups sugar
1/2
cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2
eggs
3/4
cup milk
Orange Frosting:
1/2
cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4
teaspoons grated orange rind
3
tablespoons fresh orange juice
 
Pinch of salt
4
cups confectioners sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 20 muffin cups with paper liners. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt onto waxed paper.
  2. Beat sugar, butter, eggs and 1/4 cup milk in bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Alternately, in 3 additions, beat in flour mixture and remaining milk. Spoon scant 1/4 cup of batter into each liner.
  3. Bake in 375 degree oven 20 minutes or until golden brown and wooden pick tests clean. Remove to racks to cool.
  4. Prepare frosting:
  5. Beat together butter, orange rind, juice, salt and sugar in bowl until smooth and creamy. Tint with food coloring if desired. Use to frost cupcakes.
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