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Orange-Thyme Mini Cupcakes

These citrus-inspired mini cupcakes get a savory contrast from thyme and are topped off with grated orange peel--perfect for spring!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

Cake

3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
egg plus 1 egg white
2
tablespoons milk
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves

Garnish

1
tablespoon granulated sugar
2
teaspoons grated orange peel

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
4
to 6 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 24 mini muffin cups with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In medium bowl, beat 1/3 cup granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add egg and egg white, milk, 2 teaspoons orange peel and thyme; beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. On low speed, beat in flour mixture, just until blended.
  • 3 Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove cupcakes to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons orange peel; set aside. In another small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough orange juice for drizzling consistency. Using fork or spoon, drizzle glaze over top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with orange peel mixture. To serve, place cupcakes in mini paper baking cups.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Mini Cupcake
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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