Chocolate Cupcakes with Florida Orange Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

1 package (18.25 ounces) devil’s food cake mix
1 ¼ cup 100% Florida orange juice
½ cup canola oil
3 eggs, beaten
¼ cup shredded, sweetened coconut
Toasted coconut for garnish, optional
Orange slices, quartered, for garnish, optional

Yield: Makes 20 Servings

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Preparation

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, oil, eggs and coconut. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour into cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and place on wire rack; cool completely. Frost cupcakes with Orange Butter Cream Frosting; sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with orange slice, if desired.

Orange Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
½ cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
3 tablespoons 100% Florida orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

Preparation

In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on low speed with mixer. Increase speed gradually and beat until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl often.

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What is the history of Citrus?

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Citrus arrived in America in the early 1500s but wasn't grown commercially until the 1800s.

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What citrus products are primarily grown in Florida?

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Florida growers produce several types of citrus, including oranges, grapefruit and specialty fruit including Temple oranges, tangerines and tangelos.

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Where are oranges grown in Florida?

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Much of the oranges in Florida are grown in the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula, where there is low probability for a freeze.

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How much juice or fruit will a medium-sized Florida orange yield?

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Medium oranges are ideal for wedging and juicing. Three or four medium oranges will yield 8 ounces of juice. Two medium oranges will yield approximately one cup.