Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Frosting

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cup 100% Florida orange juice
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • Toasted coconut for garnish, optional
  • Orange slices, quartered, for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 
  2. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, oil, eggs and coconut.
  4. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Pour into cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and place on wire rack; cool completely.
  8. Frost cupcakes with Orange Butter Cream Frosting; sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with orange slice, if desired.

Orange Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, slightly softened

  • 3 tablespoons 100% Florida orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Beat on low speed with mixer.
  3. Increase speed gradually and beat until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl often.

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