August 31, 2008
This was the nicest of Summers.
So...have an Orange Cupcake!
And get ready for a great Fall.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp orange extract
2/3 cup orange juice
Preheat Oven 350*
Line 18 muffin cups
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg, beat well, then add vanilla and mix.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Mix orange extract with orange juice.
Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix well,
then add half the juice mixture and mix; repeat.
Spoon batter into prepared cups, sprinkle with some sugar
if you want crunchy muffin tops.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.