June 23, 2013

Orange Sunrise Cupcakes

This recipe originally appeared on my first blog, Amy's Cooking Adventures, in July 2012.

These cupcakes are the kid-friendly counterpart to the super delicious adults-only Tequila Sunrise Cake.  !

The cupcakes fit right in with the Luau fun and beachy party d├ęcor.  Plus, the guests loved the swirled colors inside the cupcakes.

Orange Sunrise Cupcakes {Dairy Free}
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe

1 package yellow cake mix (check to make sure mix is DF)
3 eggs
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp (7 oz) canola oil
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp orange extract
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.

Combine all of the ingredients (except for the food coloring) into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix on low until combined, then switch to medium and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Separate the batter evenly into 3 separate bowls (about 2 cups of batter per bowl).  Tint the first bowl orange, the second bowl orange-red, and the third bowl red.  

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins.  Place about 1 tablespoon of red batter on the bottom of each muffin cup.  Follow with the red-orange batter and orange batter.  Bake the cupcakes for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Move immediately to wire racks and cool completely.  Frost with buttercream frosting and decorate with mini cocktail umbrellas.

Makes 24 cupcakes

1 comment:

  1. How cute! Love the cookies that go along with it! Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!


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