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Friday, July 27, 2012

Orange Sunrise Cupcakes {Dairy-Free}

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Last week I shared the super delicious adults-only Tequila Sunrise Cake.  But there were children at that party, so I decided to make some kid-friendly (and lactose intolerant-friendly) cupcakes!

The cupcakes fit right in with the fun, beachy party d├ęcor and the guests loved the swirled colors inside the cupcakes.


Orange Sunrise Cupcakes {Dairy Free}
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe

1 package yellow cake mix (check to make sure mix is DF)
3 eggs
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp (7 oz) canola oil
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp orange extract
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.

Combine all of the ingredients (except for the food coloring) into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix on low until combined, then switch to medium and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Separate the batter evenly into 3 separate bowls (about 2 cups of batter per bowl).  Tint the first bowl orange, the second bowl orange-red, and the third bowl red.  

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins.  Place about 1 tablespoon of red batter on the bottom of each muffin cup.  Follow with the red-orange batter and orange batter.  Bake the cupcakes for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Move immediately to wire racks and cool completely.  Frost with buttercream frosting and decorate with mini cocktail umbrellas.

Makes 24 cupcakes


8 comments:

  1. Love it! If you didnt already I would love you to post this at my Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party over at my blog http://pamelasheavenlytreats.blogspot.com

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  2. Yummy! I love orange flavor, and these cupcakes look great :)

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  3. I've never tried orange flavored cake before - going to have to pin this for future reference!

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  4. These are so cute! I'm sure the kids loved them!! The colors are great!!

    I'd love to invite you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays! These week is all about desserts so feel free to share any others you have! That tequila sunrise cake sounds a-mazing!!

    Have a great Monday!

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  5. These look delisious, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

    Julie

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  6. I really like that these are dairy-free! They look really good and they are so colorful. Thank you for sharing this one on Tasty Thursday too :)

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  7. You were a Tasty Treasure: http://fantasticalsharingofrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-treasures.html

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