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Spice Cupcakes: Cupcake Show #11

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An old-fashioned spice cake topped with delicious orange buttercream frosting.
Ingredients
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Ground all spice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter 6 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Molasses 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 3
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For dry ingredients
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Table salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For frosting
  Butter 5 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Orange 1 , zested
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
3. In a microwave proof bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and mix in all spices and set aside.
4.In another bowl, put in all the dry ingredients and whisk well to mix.

MAKING
5. In mixer bowl, cream remaining butter with sugar and molasses until fluffy, in a stand mixer.
6. Add in the butter-spice mixture and beat well until combined.
7 Add in the eggs 1 egg at a time and mix well after each addition, add in vanilla.
8.Put in the flour mixture in 2 batches alternating it with half of buttermilk, mix until just combined.
9. Add in the remaining flour mixture and buttermilk and mix until just combined.
10. Scoop the batter into baking cups using a medium ice cream scoop.
11. Bake the cupcake in oven for 20 minutes or until light brown on top.
12. Remove the pan out of oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

FINALIZING
13. Turn out the cupcakes and place them on cooling rack and cool completely.
For the frosting
14. In mixer bowl, beat together butter and powdered sugar until well combined.
15. Add in the cream cheese a little bit at a time, until well mixed.
16. Add vanilla and orange zest and beat until smooth.
17. Spread the frosting on the top of cupcakes, and refrigerate for 15 minutes to 30 minutes or until the frosting sets.

SERVING
18. Serve as desired.

TIPS
Freeze the cupcakes on a rack and the wrap individually if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Spice
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
12
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