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Orange Crush Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Cupcakes from Nothing but Country ][ Frosting from Shugary Sweets

Ingredients

Cupcake:

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces Orange Crush
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 5 to 7 cups powdered sugar depending how thick you like your frosting
  • 1/2 cup Orange Crush
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat for one minute more.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, and baking soda. Alternate adding flour mixture and soda to butter mixture. Mix until well blended. Add orange zest and vanilla; stir to combine.
  4. Pour batter into lined muffin tin cups to fill each cup 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely.
  6. Meanwhile, make frosting. Beat butter until fluffy. Add in Orange Crush and orange juice; mix to combine. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. If you like your frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar.
  7. When cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and enjoy!