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Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

The weather in Ohio is wretched and my mood is starting to reflect the weather. Wretched. My backyard is a swamp, my freshly groomed dogs now look like strays and smell like Fritos. I’ve ruined two pairs of Gap City Flats over the course of 5 days and have mopped my kitchen floor more times …

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Holiday Recipe Exchange: Cranberry Bliss Bars

Do you ever becoming obsessed with making something, but it just never actually transpires into the finished product? Last year, I became slightly enthralled with the Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks. I’m fairly certain that they are a holiday selection, but let me tell you they are amazingly delicious. After my first bite, I knew …

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Orange Whipped Cream Cake

If you read my previous post for Orange Cupcakes, you may recall me saying that it is freezing here in Ohio. This arctic chill has me baking with citrus and yearning for summer. Today’s recipe is from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s new book, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. I adapted it slightly (see my notes at the bottom …

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Orange Cupcakes

Orange Cupcakes Ingredients 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature 2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon of pure orange extract Zest of 1 orange (optional) 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 …

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