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Orange Cupcakes (miniatures)

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Cupcakes / Desserts

1  c  Butter or marjarine,softened
1  c  Sugar
2  lg  Eggs
1  t  Vanilla extract
3  c  Cake flour, sifted
1  t  Baking soda
1  t  Baking powder
3/4  c  Buttermilk
1/2  c  Golden raisins
1 1/2  tb  Grated orange rind
3  tb  FRESH squeezed orange juice
    -----ORANGE SYRUP-----
1 1/2  c  Sugar
1  c  Light corn syrup
3/4  c  Fresh orange juice

Source: Southern Living Magazine 1/97 BEAT butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each additio. Add vanilla, mixing well. COMBINE flour, baking soda, and baking powder; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. STIR in raisins, grated orange rind, and juice. SPOON batter into greased and floured miniature (1 3/4-inch) muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. BAKE at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes or until light golden. Remove from pans immediately; dip tops into Orange Syrup. Cool completely on wire racks. ORANGE SYRUP: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or until sugar dissolves. Stir well before using. Yields: 2 1/2 cups From the recipe files of By Suzy <> on Mar 31, 1997

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