Orange Blossom Cupcakes & Giveaway

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I am a Florida girl. Growing up in Florida means you grow up on Florida Orange Juice.

I was raised in Vero Beach, right in the heart of Indian River County…Indian River Citrus.

We always had plenty of oranges and orange juice around the house All.The.Time

That means a healthy dose of Vitamin C and potassium.

Did you know that Florida Orange Juice is

Fat Free
Saturated Fat Free
Sodium Free
Cholesterol Free
Free of added sugars
Annnnnd, one cup contains 110 calories and 137% of your daily value of Vitamin C>

I don’t know about you, but calorie wise, I would rather grab a nutrient rich glass of Florida Orange Juice than an empty calorie can of soda. Kind of a no-brainer, dontcha’ think?

Soda=Not Cool to drink
OJ=Cool to drink

Well, since I still drink my daily OJ, I wanted to incorporate it into something tasty, like a cupcake. But you can also use it in savory dishes too, oh and it makes a great base for smoothies!

These cupcakes are an Orange Triple Threat!

Orange scented cake, filled with orange curd and topped with orange cream cheese frosting.

Oh and since you need to take the extra(yet easy) step to make the orange curd, I gave you a shortcut and Doctored up a cake mix as the base of the cupcakes.

You’re Welcome!

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Want to know how to fill a cupcake?
It’s easy.
Just cut out the center of the cupcake with a small knife

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Take out the center

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Fill with your desired filling

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Cut the middle into just a sliver of a top

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Add back to the top of the filled cupcake

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Orange Blossom Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert,cupcake
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Serves: 21
 
Orange scented cupcakes filled with orange curd and topped with orange cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients
Orange Curd
  • Zest of One Orange
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Florida Orange Juice
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 7 tablespoons salted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces.
  • ⅛ teaspoon Orange Extract
Orange Cupcake
  • 1 16.5oz. Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 3oz. box Vanilla Jell-O Cook and Serve Pudding Mix
  • ½ cup Florida Orange Juice
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • ½ teaspoon Orange Extract
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Salted Butter(1/2 stick), softened
  • 6 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Florida Orange Juice
  • Pinch of Salt
Instructions
To Make Orange Curd
  1. In a medium saucepan, add the orange zest and sugar.
  2. Using your fingers, rub the zest into the sugar. This will give the sugar and orange tint and release the oil from the zest into the sugar.
  3. Add the orange juice,eggs and butter.
  4. Whisk over medium-low heat constantly for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Curd should thickly coat the back of spoon when done.
  6. Cover and cool in the fridge.
To Make The Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line muffin tins with paper liners
  3. In large bowl, mix together,cake mix and pudding.
  4. Add the Florida Orange Juice, buttermilk, oil, eggs, zest and extract.
  5. With an electric mixer, mix on low for 30 seconds until everything is incorporated.
  6. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  7. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full and bake for 15-18 minutes
  8. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
To Make the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and cutter with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, extracts, orange juice and salt.
  3. Start on low and mix until incorporated, increase the speed to medium low and mix until the frosting is smooth.
To Fill The Cupcakes
  1. With a small pairing knife, in a circular motion cut out a hole in the middle of the cupcake and remove.
  2. Fill with orange curd.
  3. Cut the piece of cupcake that you took out of the cupcake so it is just a think slice to put back on top of the curd filled hole.
  4. Frost with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.
Notes
For the frosting effect on these cupcakes I used a 1M tip.

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Giveaway  CONTEST CLOSED

TWO winners will win

$20 williams-Sonoma Gift Card
Claire Robinson’s “5 Ingredient Fix” Cookbook
Measuring Cup

Contest Rules
Contest ends Wednesday February 27th at 9 am EST
Contest open to US residents only
Winner will be chosen by Random.org

Main Entry (required)
1) Do you like your orange juice with pulp or without?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..For a fun Florida Orange juice GIVEAWAY from @hungryhousewife & @OJfromFlorida visit

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5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag..For a fun Florida Orange Juice GIVEAWAY from @hungryhousewife & @OJfromFlorida visit http://tinyurl.com/ahhrahp
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Florida Orange Juice on Facebook
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9.) Pin this Cupcake Recipe

Good Luck

*This post was created in connection with my paid appointment as an Ambassador for the Florida Department of Citrus “Just Add Oj” campaign. Visit www.facebook.com/floridaorangejuice to join the conversation.

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The Winner of The Florida OJ Giveaway is..

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    I actually don’t mind it either way, but when I was younger, my mom used to buy OJ without pulp. Those cupcakes look beautiful!

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    I can practically taste these! YUM!

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    I like my OJ without pulp.

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    WITH pulp! :-)

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    These look fabulous! I prefer my orange juice pulp free!

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    With pulp

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    Without is my preference.

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    Ugh – orange juice with pulp makes me want to gag :p

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    Without pulp, please.
    The cupcakes look yummy!

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    Without pulp!

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    Orange curd?? Oh my YUM! These photos are absolutely stunning.

    And I love pulp! The more the better!

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    no pulp!

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    i follow you on twitter

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    I prefer mine with a little bit of pulp. Otherwise it reminds me too much of orange “drink”. Will be trying those cupcakes!

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    I don’t actually have much of a pulp preference, I’m fine either way. I suppose I prefer with though :)

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    without pulp

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    With pulp please, I too was raised in Florida and I like to chew my O.J., lol. ;)

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    I love the pulp! my husband made it a couple of weeks ago, and it was so pulpy that it was like drinking a slushie!

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    Orange cupcakes sound yummy. When I was young orange was my favorite flavor. I love OJ with pulp, and have been making mine the last wk or 2 with HONEYBELLS from FL! My parents lived in Melbourne Beach and my cousins are in Vero Beach…. I love FL OJ!

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    If it’s fresh squeezed with, otherwise without

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    Your cupcake are like sunshine on a plate. :) I love my orange juice with pulp, lots of pulp.

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    Beautiful cupcakes! I like my orange juice without pulp!

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    With pulp for sure!

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    I like it either way!

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    I like my OJ with pulp! It tastes funny to me without it.

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    I like my OJ with some pulp.

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    Without the pulp for sure! BTW – That orange curd sounds good enough to eat by the spoonful.

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    Love these cupcakes! They look gorgeous :) The giveaway is fun too. I’m still hoarding Williams-Sonoma gifts cards from the wedding. I could always use more :)

    Also, I love my OJ with TONS of pulp. The more the pulp the better!

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    great cupcakes, leslie! i’m a fan of the cone-cutout method. :)
    no pulp for me, please!

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    These cupcakes look so yummy, remind me of a creamsicle almost!

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    We like ours without pulp but I always think I need to be buying it with pulp!

    These looks amazing! Hubby loves orange and will be perfect! :)

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    I like no pulp.

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    Ohhhh this sounds heavenly!!

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    Hi.. just wondering what would be the proportion of ingredients (flour sugar etc) to replace the cake mix and Vanilla Jell-O Cook and Serve Pudding Mix. Thanks!

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      Selina,
      I wrote the recipe using the Jell-O pudding mix because it adds a nice flavor and makes the cupcakes a bit more sturdy.
      I have not made it w/o the pudding mix before. 3 oz. is such a small amount, you could try omitting it. Maybe just put a extra half teaspoon vanilla extract in it.

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  1. [...] You can use your curd on lot and lots of things…..scones, English muffins, a cake filling, waffles or in my scrumptious Orange Blossom Cupcakes! [...]