Orange Marmalade-Ricotta Cupcakes with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Orange Marmalade-Ricotta Cupcakes with Marmalade Buttercream Frosting
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  • 1 (18.25-oz) package plain white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp orange juice, divided
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • marmalade buttercream frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Insert paper liners into 20 muffin cups; set aside.
  2. Beat cake mix, 1 cup orange juice, and next 5 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Scrape sides of bowl with spatula, and beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until batter is thick and well combined. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter into each liner.
  3. Bake at 350° for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Brush tops of warm cupcakes evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice. Let cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Spread about 1 heaping tablespoon of Marmalade Buttercream Frosting on each cupcake. Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 3 days, up to a week in refrigerator, or (unfrosted) up to 6 months in freezer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1672.66 Kcal (7003 kJ)
Calories from fat 1030.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 114.5g 176%
Cholesterol 828.06mg 276%
Sodium 680.62mg 28%
Potassium 1008.07mg 21%
Total Carbs 125.15g 42%
Sugars 95.11g 380%
Dietary Fiber 1.67g 7%
Protein 47.8g 96%
Vitamin C 133.4mg 222%
Iron 4.6mg 26%
Calcium 587.5mg 59%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 203.56 Kcal (852 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.93g 176%
Cholesterol 100.77mg 276%
Sodium 82.83mg 28%
Potassium 122.68mg 21%
Total Carbs 15.23g 42%
Sugars 11.57g 380%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 7%
Protein 5.82g 96%
Vitamin C 16.2mg 222%
Iron 0.6mg 26%
Calcium 71.5mg 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 42.7
  • 47

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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