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When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to make the most amazing mandarin cupcakes. They were always so moist and flavourful, and everyone would rave about them. As an adult, I decided to try and make them myself.

The recipe was a bit tricky to follow at first, but after a few tries, I finally got it right. And let me tell you, they were just as delicious as my grandma’s! Everyone who tried them loved them, and I quickly became known as the “mandarin cupcake queen”.

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This mandarin orange cupcake is simple enough that anyone can follow it. But like all the best recipes, it takes a bit of practice to get them just right. The key is to use fresh mandarins and to be gentle when folding in the batter.

I always enjoy watching people’s faces as they take their first bite of these delicious orange cupcakes. There’s usually a look of surprise, followed by pure delight as they realize how good they are. And once they’ve finished the last one, they invariably ask for the recipe.

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If you’re looking for something special to bring to your next potluck or party, then give my mom’s mandarin cupcakes recipe a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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That’s all there is to it! These Mandarin cupcakes are simple, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. Be sure to give them a try the next time you want something sweet and special. Thanks for reading, and happy baking!

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Mandarin Cupcakes

These Mandarin cupcakes are simple, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. Give them a try!

Why you’ll love this recipe

These mandarin cupcakes are the perfect dessert for winter. They’re light, fluffy, and orange-scented, with a delicious mandarin frosting on top.

If you love citrus flavors, you’ll love these cupcakes. The orange flavor is pronounced but not overpowering, and the frosting is sweet and tangy. They’re the perfect way to celebrate winter or the holidays.

Plus, they’re really easy to make. You just need a few simple ingredients, and you can have a delicious cupcake in no time. So if you’re looking for a tasty and festive dessert, try these mandarin cupcakes!

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What other citrus can you use?

Pineapple and grapefruit are also great citrus fruits to use in cupcakes. They have a slightly different flavor than mandarins, but they pair well with the sweetness of the cupcake batter. Plus, their bright colors will make your cupcakes look extra pretty!

What makes cupcakes light and fluffy?

There are a few things that can make cupcakes light and fluffy. One is the use of baking soda or baking powder. These leavening agents help to produce air bubbles in the batter, which makes the cakes rise. Another factor is the amount of sugar in the batter. Sugar dissolves into liquid and helps to create a sticky mixture that will form bubbles and help to lighten the texture of the cake.

Baking Tips

When baking mandarin cupcakes, it is important to ensure that the oven is preheated to the correct temperature before placing the cupcakes inside. Additionally, make sure to bake the cupcakes for the correct amount of time. overcooked mandarin cupcakes will be dry and crumbly.

Decorating Tips for Mandarin Cupcakes

If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your mandarin cupcakes, here are a few tips to help you out.

  1. Start by frosting the cupcakes with a light layer of frosting. This will provide a base for the decorations.
  2. Next, cut thin slices of mandarin orange and place them on top of the frosting.
  3. Finally, top the cupcakes with edible flowers or sprinkles. Be sure to press them into the frosting so they stay in place.

Equipment needed

Equipment needed:

  • Cupcake tin
  • Muffin tin
  • Mixer
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Citrus juicer

Can I Make These Without A Food Processor?

While you can make these mandarin cupcakes without a food processor, it will be much easier if you have one. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender or a hand mixer. Start by mixing the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and mix until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Finally, add the mandarin orange juice and zest and mix until well combined.

Fill a muffin tin with paper cups and pour the batter inside. Set oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let it cool off prior to frosting.

To make the frosting, mix together the butter, confectioners’ sugar, mandarin orange juice, and zest until light and fluffy. Frost the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

Ingredients:

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  • Refined flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter (melted)
  • Milk (room temperature)
  • Eggs
  • Orange juice
  • Zest
  • Sugar (powdered)
  • Curd
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract

How to make Mandarin Cupcakes:

Cupcakes Method:

Step 1. In a bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Add the butter and sugar and mix till it changes color. Add the eggs one at a time. Add curd, vanilla extract, and honey & mix well.

In a bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Add the butter and sugar and mix till it changes color. Add the eggs one at a time. Add curd, vanilla extract, and honey & mix well.

Step 2. Sift the dry ingredients together (refined flour, salt, baking powder). Add the zest and mix.

Sift the dry ingredients together (refined flour, salt, baking powder). Add the zest and mix.

Step 3. Start adding the dry mix to the wet mix, alternating it with milk.

Start adding the dry mix to the wet mix, alternating it with milk.

Step 4. Lastly, add the orange juice and give it one final mix.

Step 5. Bake at 180°C for 18-20 mins or till a toothpick comes out clean.

Butter Cream Frosting Method:

Step 1. Beat the butter for 4-5 mins at high speed till it becomes light and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and mix.

Step 2. Slowly start adding the sugar little at a time and beat till you get desired consistency. (It should hold shape).

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Mandarin Orange Cake Tips & Notes:

  • Make sure everything is at room temperature.
  • For the frosting, the butter Should be at room temperature. Sugar should be sifted properly to avoid lumps.
  • I added orange food color to my frosting for giving it an orange tinge.

Will cupcakes be good the next day?

Yes, Will cupcakes be good the next day? They should be, as long as they are stored in an airtight container. Cupcakes are a great make-ahead dessert, as they can be baked for up to 3-4 days. in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Can You Freeze Mandarin Orange Cake?

Yes, you can freeze Mandarin orange cake. The best way to freeze it is to first wrap it in plastic wrap and then put it in a freezer bag. It will stay fresh for up to two months.

Can You Make ahead Mandarin Orange Cake?

Yes, you can make ahead Mandarin cupcakes. Simply bake the cupcakes according to instructions, let them cool completely, and then store them in an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve them, just frost them and enjoy!

Mandarin Orange Cake Variations

There are many variations you can make with mandarin cupcakes.

  • You can add different frostings, like cream cheese or chocolate.
  • You could also try different flavors of cake mix, like vanilla or spice.
  • Another option is to top the cupcakes with candied orange peel or orange slices.

Whichever variation you choose, these delicious cupcakes are sure to be a hit!

Mandarin Orange Cake Gluten-free version

I’ve been playing around with a gluten-free cupcake recipe and I think I’ve finally got it just right. These mandarin orange cupcakes are fluffy and light, with a delicious orange flavor. They’re perfect for anyone who needs or wants a gluten-free dessert.

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Mandarin Cupcakes

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
These Mandarin cupcakes are simple, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. Be sure to give them a try the next time you want something sweet and special.
Mandarin Cupcakes
4.50 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

  • 130 gms Refined flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 115 grams Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Milk, room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1/2 large mandarin, Zest
  • 150 gms Sugar powdered
  • 2 tsp Curd
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Butter Cream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Add the butter and sugar and mix till it changes color. Add the eggs one at a time. Add curd, vanilla extract, honey & mix well.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together (refined flour, salt, baking powder). Add the zest and mix.
  • Start adding the dry mix to the wet mix, alternating it with milk.
  • Lastly, add the orange juice and give it one final mix.
  • Bake at 180°C for 18-20 mins or till a toothpick comes out clean.

Butter Cream Frosting method:

  • Beat the butter for 4-5 mins at high speed till it becomes light and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  • Slowly start adding the sugar little at a time and beat till you get desired consistency. (It should hold shape)

Nutrition

Calories: 1003kcal | Carbohydrates: 555g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 374mg | Sodium: 959mg | Potassium: 954mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1527IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 820mg | Iron: 3mg
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