Orange Marmalade-Ricotta Cupcakes with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting

Orange Marmalade-Ricotta Cupcakes with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Photo: James Baigrie
Add richness and flavor to cake mix cupcakes by stirring ricotta cheese, and onge juice, and orange marmalade into the batter. Top the cupcakes with a buttercream frosting flavored with orange marmalade.

Yield:

Makes about 20 cupcakes

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (18.25-ounce) package plain white or yellow cake mix*
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice, divided
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Insert paper liners into 20 muffin cups; set aside.

2. Beat cake mix, 1 cup orange juice, and next 5 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Scrape sides of bowl with spatula, and beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until batter is thick and well combined. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter into each liner.

3. Bake at 350° for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

4. Brush tops of warm cupcakes evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice. Let cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.

5. Spread about 1 heaping tablespoon of Marmalade Buttercream Frosting on each cupcake. Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 3 days, up to a week in refrigerator, or (unfrosted) up to 6 months in freezer.

 

Note:

*We tried several different cake mixes and found we prefer white over yellow.

Anne Byrn,

January 2006
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