Double Orange Frosting

I love the idea of a flavored frosting with a nice rich chocolate cupcake. My personal preference, orange or strawberry. I’ve yet to make a strawberry frosting, but it is on my ‘to do’ list.

Mix up a batch of your favorite chocolate cupcakes. I always keep it to a dozen instead of two dozen. That’s just too many cupcakes unless you’re having a party.

When the cupcakes are cooling, whip up this delicious double orange frosting.

Yield: makes enough for 12 cupcakes, double for larger batches or if you like to super frost things

Double Orange Frosting


3 tbsp butter, softened
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 - 3 tbsp orange juice
zest of one orange (optional)


Beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add in sugar, followed by orange juice and zest. Beat until it forms a nice thick but manageable consistency. For the double in the double orange frosting, using a toothpick add a bit of orange Wilton icing color. Start out with a small amount and mix well, if you want to brighten up the color add some more.  A tiny bit goes a long way.

Wilton icing color comes in 1 oz containers at your local craft shop or cake supply store. It is available in a wide range of colors.

When your cupcakes are cooled completely and your frosting is your desired color, frost away. I like to use disposable decorating bags and a tip.

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