Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Orange Muffins With Citrus Frosting


   Spring is in the air and Citrus fruit is every where and I have been putting it
   in every thing. These muffins are light and perfect for a brunch or along side
   some bacon and eggs. The frosting puts them over the top. Enjoy!

          Orange Muffins With Citrus Frosting

          1/3 cup butter, softened
          2/3 cup sugar
          2 eggs
          1/2 teaspoon orange extract
          1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
          2 cups all-purpose flour
          1 teaspoon baking powder
          1/2 teaspoon salt
          1/4 teaspoon baking soda
          1 cup orange juice
          1 chopped walnuts (optional)

          1) In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs,
          one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts.
          2) Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda, add to creamed
          mixture alternately with orange juice. Fold in nuts.
          3) Spray a muffin pan and pour batter in pan and bake in a preheated oven
          at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
        
          Frosting
          1 package (8oz) cream cheese , softened
          3 or 4 tablespoons of orange juice
          1/2 teaspoon orange extract
          2 cups confectioners sugar
          1 teaspoon grated orange peed

          In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice, extract, confectioner's sugar
          and peel until well blended. Spread on cooled muffins.
        
    

39 comments:

  1. Oh what beautiful images. I love the blue fabric underneath the muffins with pops of yellow from the zest. Yum!
    Marina @ Yummy Mummy
    http://www.yummymummykitchen.com

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  2. LOVE the new look of your blog Val! And these muffins look INCREDIBLE : )

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  3. Wow, they look amazing! Definitely going to give these a try :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  4. I am loving the bigger pictures!! YaY!

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  5. the big pictures look great!! such a classy blog. ok, let's talk about these muffins - heaven!! i love all things citrus.

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  6. They look beautiful, and full of citrusy sunshine!

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  7. Absolutely yummy !! Thanks for sharing such a delicious treat !! *Becca*

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  8. Wow! These looks FABULOUS! I really want to make them now, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow! These pics are AMAZING Val. Makes my mouth water. xoxo

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  10. I am loving citris this year - these are perfect~

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  11. I never ever heard of an orange muffin, but boy does that looks good and refreshing.

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  12. I hope you had a great weekend my friend :)

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  13. Oh I just love any kind of citrus frosting and these sound delicious Val! Your new blog design looks fabulous by the way and I just saw the pics of your gorgeous daughter in the post below...what a doll! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. Tasty! I'll try them soon.
    They look as sunny as your little girl below :)

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  15. I'll add these to the staycation list....did you change the blog header and background?? I really like it! It reflects your style!!! Great
    choice! FYI, your baby girl is so darling, love those FLICKR pics on the side!

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  16. The citrus frosting got me:)
    Nice picture!

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  17. these are just gorgeous! love the zest on top!

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  18. mmmm...these are making me so hungry!! your photos look awesome, did you take these?!

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  19. Thanks for all the kind words. Hi Nancy..yes, I took these pics...I love taking food photos.

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  20. Hi Val- oh goodness! Every time I see one of your amazing looking treats- I think gain another few pounds!! Lol! These look and sound fantastic- orange muffins are just delicious and with that frosting - yum! Hugs, Courtney :)

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  21. Love these - love the pics too. You do a fabulous job!

    Susan

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  22. I love the blog makeover! These look so yummy! Citrusy really does make it feel like summer is coming closer :)

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  23. Val! These looks SO delicious! Must try asap!

    PS, I would love to have you check out my giveaway!

    Have a good night! :)

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  24. Wow those looks delicious and what gorgeous photos! I need to make these ASAP - thanks for sharing:)

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  25. These are almost too beautiful to eat! But I'm sure I could gobble one or two!
    xo

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  26. Those look a-maz-ing . . . I LOVE your new blog! So classy. :) Thank you for always stopping by my little blog.
    xox
    cheryl

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  27. such pretty picts, and these look amazing! esp the frosting:)

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  28. oh yummmmmmmy yummmmy yummmmy, whenever people do the cupcakes with the huge dumpling frosting on top, they always look so good and TASTE so good, I would love to take a bite out of this page!

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  29. Not only do they sound like a bite of sunshine, but they look so pretty as well.

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  30. A-MA-ZING. That is what those look like they would taste like, simply amazing.

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  31. Those are so pretty! I know they taste amazing, as well. I absolutely love orange muffins. Yum!

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  32. Yum! I've been using a lot of citrus, too. Your muffins look s good! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. YUM! Love anything citrus, esp cupcakes!
    HUgs!!

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  34. Oh my goodness....these look too good to be true!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!


    Kelly

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  35. These look beautiful, good job!

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