although easy to make and orange flavor true, the texture and taste of these cupcakes is a little too commercial for my taste; all the additives and eggs didn't seem to enhance the typical light texture of a boxed mix and the boxed mix underlying taste.
Orange Marmalade-Ricotta Cupcakes with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting
portland Posted: 02/14/11
patriotshak Posted: 03/23/09
These cupcakes are light and delicious and are super easy to make. I use part skim ricotta to cut fat/calories and canola oil instead of vegetable oil which is a healthier choice. If you don't feel like making the icing from scratch, buy two containers of store bought butter cream icing and whip in a slash of OJ & Marmalade. I add a little orange and lemon zest to compliment the icing as well. These are a hit!
smmslo Posted: 08/03/10
These cupcakes were SO GOOD! I think I will only make these for special occassions, but it's appropriate for everyday. I did not alter the recipe at all. It was very easy and everyone loved them...
karen214 Posted: 01/25/11
These are my very favorite cupcakes! Of course I LOVE orange...I even had someone wish they could have this cake and icing for their wedding cake! :) Don't be turned off by the ricotta in them - the texture and flavor is delicious - the marmalade icing tops them off as something special! I added a drop of almond extract to the frosting - the orange-almond combination is yummy!
brenp47 Posted: 02/12/11
These cupcakes stayed moist for 5 days. Everyone I shared them with wanted the receipe. Really good orange flavor. I did forgot to add the oil and they still came very good. Just image if I had followed the receipe.
pleasanthills99 Posted: 08/27/11
I have made this cupcake and frosting recipe exactly as is at least 3 times, and everyone, and I do mean everyone, just loved them. They have a wonderful flavor and are very light in texture, which I think can be attributed to both the ricotta cheese and the orange marmalade. If you love the taste of orange, please try making these cupcakes. I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.
Bianca09 Posted: 11/30/11
I love these cupcakes and every time I make them they disappear in a flash. As opposed to other reviewers I don't think there is any 'boxed cake taste'. These cupcakes are light and delicious. I don't like my cupcakes to be overwhelming and huge topped with a big cap of sugary frosting so these are perfect!
KarynP Posted: 04/26/13
I've made these 2x - first time using a orange cake mix -- and the 2nd I tried a lemon cake mix (omitting the marmalade and subbing lemonade for the orange juice--- delish !!!