February 9, 2010

Honey & Orange Cupcakes and a Valentine Giveaway!

Honey & Orange Cupcakes (Adapted from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! ® Website)

2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup honey
½ cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! ® Original spread
2 large eggs, separated
1 tsp finely grated orange peel
1-2/3 cups all purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda 

Preheat oven to 350.  Line 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.

Blend orange juice, honey, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! ® Original spread, egg yolks and orange peel in medium bowl; set aside.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl; set aisde.  Beat egg whites in small bowl until soft peaks form.  Stir orange juice mixture into flour mixture just until blended.  Gently fold in egg whites.  Even spoon batter into prepared pan.  Bake 18-20 minutes until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes or wire rac; remove from pans and cool completely.

These cupcakes are light, airy and delicious!  The would make a nice treat for your special Valentine!  I love the flavors or orange and chocolate together, so I made a chocolate ganache and dipped the tops.  Yum!

I was contacted by a representative from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! ® and was asked if I would like to host a Valentine's Day giveaway with them.  Of course I would!  They sent me a gift set that included a beautiful serving tray, some tasty and heart-healthy recipes to try, and a gift card to purchase ingredients to make a recipe to post on my blog.

If you would like to receive a gift set from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! ®, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  I'll choose a random winner and after I receive your mailing information, you'll get your very own gift set delivered to your door!

This giveaway is for U.S. residents, only.  You must either be a Follower of my blog or have a food blog yourself to enter.  The winner will be announced on Friday, February 12, 2010.  This giveaway is being run independently and I did not receive compensation for it.

You can find more information on I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! ® products at their website and you can follow them on Twitter!


  1. Love the sound of honey orange cupcakes.

  2. that frosting looks awesome! love the orange/chocolate combo. happy valentine's day, karen!

  3. we're snowed in so i'll be baking these tomorrow! thanks for the recipe.

  4. The cupcakes look so lovely, perfect Valentine's day treats!

  5. I would like to enter the contest :) Happy V-Day!

  6. And here I was looking for a nice treat to have for this weekend!
    If I have anybody show up that is.
    I'll make these.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the blog


    zekks at yahoo dot com

  8. Of course the cupcakes sound fabulous but I want to take a nose dive into that ganache frosting!

  9. Awesome cupcakes!!!

    I would love to be part of the giveaway-count me in!

  10. I LOVE cupcakes. Never thought to make them with orange juice! How awesome is that.. that you were contacted by a famous butter! Or, a non-butter LOL

  11. I love the flavor of honey and orange together. What a perfect treat, especially since it's chocolate covered!

  12. These almost look too pretty to eat!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  13. Congrats to you! I think that's great they contacted you to do this. You definitely have somebodies attention, aye? The cupcakes look and sound wonderful. As I was reading about folding in the egg whites I was thinking "they must be really light" then in your comments I saw I was right. I'm like one of the ladies above though. I probably would never get past the frosting. LOL.

  14. Oh boo, I missed the giveaway :-( Good news though is this recipe sounds fantastic! Guess I need to get my butt in gear and read blogs a little more often huh? lol. Thanks for letting me know & congratulations to Debbie!!


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