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Florida Orange Cupcakes

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  • Cream Cheese Icing:
    • 1 tsp. Florida Orange zest
    • ½ cup heavy cream, chilled
    • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
    • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
    • ½ cup pure maple syrup
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Florida Orange Cupcakes:
    • 2 tbsp. Florida Orange Juice
    • 1 tbsp. Florida Orange zest
    • 5 large eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tbsp. water
    • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
    • 2 cups cake flour
    • Cupcake liners
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Cream Cheese Icing:
Florida Orange Cupcakes
1. Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks and set aside.
2. Combine Florida Orange zest, cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until combined. Fold in whipped cream and refrigerate until chilled.
Florida Orange Cupcakes
1. Combine eggs and sugar in a metal mixing bowl. Rest the bowl over a pot of lightly simmering water.
2. Whisk with a wire whisk until eggs become warm, frothy and light in color.
3. Place egg mixture in a mixing bowl and beat with whisk attachment of mixer on medium speed.
4. Add Florida Orange Juice and water and whisk for 15 minutes until mixture is cooled. Add Florida Orange zest and nutmeg.
5. Gently fold in flour with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not overmix – batter will be slightly lumpy.
6. Preheat oven to 325° F.
7. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans and fill three-fourths full with batter.
8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned on top. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.
9. Remove cupcakes from pan and transfer to wire rack to cool completely before icing.
10. Just before serving, place Cream Cheese Icing in a pastry bag and pipe icing on top of cupcakes. Garnish with Florida Orange zest and serve immediately.