One-Bowl Boozy Blood Orange Cupcakes


These cupcakes are incredibly moist with a big hit of citrus and a perfectly pink cream cheese frosting – the perfect treat for a special someone!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Zest of 2 small blood oranges (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice (should be about 2 small blood oranges)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (I used Grand Marnier)

For the frosting*:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Zest of 1 small blood orange
  • Juice of 1 small blood orange
  • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur (again, I used Grand Marnier)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • Few drops of red food coloring, until desired color of frosting has been reached
  • White sanding sugar, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line cupcake tins with paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all cupcake ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix – using the paddle attachment – until combined, about 3 minutes.


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