I used to make a version of these a lot when the boys were little for birthday parties, preschool birthday celebrations, etc. I haven’t made them in forever, but I know they’d still like them. It’s a cupcake…what’s not to like?
1 package of yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon of orange zest
1 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of canola oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 large eggs
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and orange zest. Whisk to combine.
Add orange juice, canola oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Blend with the mixer on low speed for one minute, then speed it up to medium and beat for 2 more minutes.
Fill cupcake papers about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake at 350F until golden in color and a toothpick test comes out clean, about 22-25 minutes.
Did I change anything? The only thing missing from these cupcakes is the frosting. I never put frosting on them when I was taking them up to preschool…the preschool teachers REALLY appreciate that. They are good just the way they are.