New Year's Mimosa Cupcakes
(slightly adapted from the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes)
1 box of Betty Crocker White Cake Mix
3/4 cup of champagne or ginger ale (I used ginger ale)
1/2 cup orange juice (I used fresh squeezed orange juice)
1 tsp grated orange peel
3 egg whites
1/3 cup oil
Mix together all ingredients in mixer on low for 30 seconds, scrapping sides when needed. Turn mixer to medium and mix an additional 2 minutes. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 18 minutes. Cool completely.
Look at these gorgeous oranges I used in both the cupcake and the frosting straight from my Mom's backyard!
New Year's Mimosa Frosting
(from the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes)
6 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened (I used margarine)
1 teaspoon grated orange peel (I used 2 teaspoons)
3 tablespoons champagne or ginger ale (I used ginger ale)
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice (I used fresh squeezed)
In mixer on low mix together all ingredients until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
I piped the frosting with a Wilton 1M tip and sprinkled with additional grated orange peel and Wilton Edible Star Glitter on top.
Using a snipped off zipper bag filled with orange candy melts, I piped 2012 onto wax paper. I also underlined the date and made a little stem to insert it into the cupcake. Let set up in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and then insert into cupcake.
I have never tried a Mimosa, so not sure what these should taste like, having nothing to compare it to. The cake has a mild orange flavor, the frosting has a stronger flavor. Together the combo reminds us of orange sherbet or orange creamsicle and taste perfect! We all really liked it!
Happy New Years Eve!
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