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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Orange Peel Dream Cupcakes

These cupcakes are the perfect blend of tart and sweet, and are bursting with orange flavor. This recipe starts with your favorite orange cake mix and with a pinch of this, a dash of that, and a generous portion of candied orange peel, you transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. These luscious treats are topped with an orange drizzle.Garnish with more candied orange peel, and wow your family and friends. Perfect for celebrations, gatherings, and brunches.



  • 8 oz Candied orange peel
  • 1 pack orange cake mix
  • 1 pack ( 3.4 oz ) vanilla instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice.


Preheat oven at 350°. Prepare cupcake pan with paper liners.

Dredge 8 oz Candied Orange Peel in flour. Set Aside.

In a large bowl, mix orange cake mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, orange extract and beat on medium speed until it becomes fluffy.  Add the candied orange peel & mix.  Fill prepared cups two-thirds full.

Bake at 350 F for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out clean.

On Glaze, mix powdered sugar and orange juice.  Glazed on top.

Let it cool.