Orange Crush Cupcakes

These cupcakes were inspired by my friend over at the Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop. These mini cupcakes went wrapper free & had a yummy sugar crusted bottom. Such a yummy treat that's sweet on both sides.
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 can of mandarin oranges
2 eggs

Sugar crust:
Colored sugar (duh)

1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt or more as desired
milk or whipping cream, as needed
food coloring, optional

Preheat oven as directed on box. Mix together cake mix, eggs & mandarin oranges - juice included. You can add the juice a little at a time to make sure you get the desired consistency. You might need to add some water which is fine.

Spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray. Sprinkle a layer of sugar into the bottom of each cups. Scoop batter over top of sugar layer. Bake approximately 10-14 minutes. Allow to cool in pan before removing. You may want to run a knife around cupcake to help loosen it from pan if it doesn't come out easily.

Frosting - Whip together all ingredients & pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle & decorate as desired.

Look at the yummy sugar bottom...

Cupcake diversity


My Sweet & Saucy said...

What fun cupcakes! To answer your questions I got the cake plate from Home Goods a couple months ago.

Heather Bares said...

this looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Your orange crush cupcakes sound so sinful. My husband loves orange creamsicle. This just might pass for it. Can hardly wait to try it!
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