Homemade Orange Cupcakes

Homemade Orange Cupcakes


This cake has been my family’s favorite for many years. You can serve the oranges with orange icing.


  • 1/2 cup (227grams/4 Oz) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150grams/ 5.3Oz) sugar
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream (non-fat, light or regular)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1-1/2 cup (204grams/7.2Oz) flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking soda


  1. Cream the butter, sugar and orange zest on medium speed for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time. Then add the sour cream and orange juice.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl.
  4. Stop the mixer and add the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans. Bake for 18 minutes. Let cupcakes sit in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely.
  6. Glaze or dust with powdered sugar and serve. Enjoy.