When I took my first bite of an orange sherbet cupcake, all of these orange push pop memories came rushing back. AND, I managed to eat this yummy summertime treat without getting completely covered in orange goo. If you're looking for just the right little treat to kick off your summer - I suggest these orange sherbet cupcakes - they're delicious and they're easier to eat than a push pop. ;)
1 cup (8 oz.) salted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups (12 oz.) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream butter and sugar in standing mixer.
Beat in eggs. One at a time.
Add in dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream.
Stir in orange juice, zest and a touch of orange food coloring.