Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Zest


Red Velvet cupcakes traditionally contain cocoa powder and red food coloring. After all, the food coloring is what gives them their name, and the cocoa powder is what provides the flavor — otherwise you would just have plain, boring white cupcakes. However, this recipe’s addition of orange zest to the batter gives these treats another dimension. The zest adds a slight “zing” to the overall flavor. Top these cupcakes with cream cheese icing and enjoy!
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Carrot Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing


The combination of carrot and mascarpone icing will surely bring you to heaven. The deliciously looking cupcakes are made out of orange zest, maple syrup and carrots. To add a little citrus taste, there is a mixture of orange juice. For the mascarpone icing, the zest of lemon is added for the citrus taste to blend with the carrot cupcake. Now for the final touch, strips of mangoes that are dried are perfectly are added on top of the mascarpone icing.
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Zucchini Cupcakes with Tangy Buttercream Frosting


Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes with Tangy Cream Cheese Frosting are a moist and rich cupcake similar in flavor to a carrot cake. The cake is filled with savory, full bodied ingredients including ginger, fresh grated orange zest, honey, olive oil, and vanilla bean. Grated zucchini give the cake a moist and full texture. The frosting consists of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla as well as ginger, cinnamon, and freshly grated orange zest.
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Cannoli Cupcakes


These cannoli cupcakes are the perfect finish to an Italian dinner, or similarly themed party. The trick to make them cannoli-like lies in the ricotta cheese and marsala wine mixed into the otherwise traditional (flour, vanilla, milk, sugar, orange zest, eggs, salt and baking powder) cupcake batter. The cannoli filling is made from more ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, sugar and orange zest, and then the whole thing is topped off with a homemade vanilla bean buttercream frosting — and a few chopped pistachios for good measure.
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Orange Zest and Poppy Seed Cupcakes


Orange Zest and Poppy Seed cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting in orange hombre colored cupcake sleeves are the perfect complement to your autumn holiday table. These fresh and fruity cupcakes have the spring like flavor of orange but the subtle nutty flavor of the poppy seed, as well as the orange color adds the grace of fall to this dessert. Whether a Halloween treat or a fund raiser staple, this delicious baked beauty is sure to be a hit.
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