Orange Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Lemon Curd

Orange Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Lemon Curd

Orange cupcakes with cream cheese topping

Orange Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Lemon Curd

Orange Cupcakes with Frosting and Lemon Curd

Delicious cupcakes with a fresh lemon curd frosting. A soft and aromatic batter with a refreshing cream cheese topping.

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cake
Cuisine American recipes
Servings 10 person
Calories 393 kcal



  • 115 g butter soft
  • 125 g sugar
  • 1 package Vanilla sugar
  • 1-2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • 150 g flour
  • 10 g cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • 100 g butter room temperature
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 250 g cream cheese room temperature
  • 4-5 tbsp lemon room temperature


  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1-2 stalks mint


Muffin batter

  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (top and bottom heat).
  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and orange zest.
  • Stir in the eggs.
  • Stir in the cream cheese.
  • Stir in the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until smooth.
  • Divide the batter into the cups of the muffin tin.
  • Bake the muffins in the oven for 20 minutes until light brown.
  • Leave to cool completely on a rack.


  • Cream the butter with the icing sugar for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the lemon curd and add the cream cheese by the tablespoonful, but do not over-stir.
  • Place the frosting in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe onto the cupcakes with a tuff.
  • Decorate with fresh orange zest and mint and enjoy the cupcakes.


  • Muffin tin
  • Paper moulds
  • Hand mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cake rack
  • piping bag


Calories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 3gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 283mgPotassium: 4994mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 593IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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