Recipe provided by Karina Aycardi, owner of Happy Cupcake
Perfect for those orange creamsicle lovers or chocolate and orange fans.
- ½ cup (112 g) unsalted butter, softened
- 4 oz. (114 g) cream cheese, cold
- 2 cups (240 g) powdered sugar
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1-2 drops of orange food coloring (optional)
Add the butter into a large bowl and whip it with an electric mixer until it is light in color, fluffy, and doubled in size. This takes 5 -10 minutes. Add in the cream cheese and mix until fluffy for about 2 minutes. Sift in the powder sugar 1 cup at a time, and mix well until all combined. Then add the orange extract, orange zest, and food coloring and combine. Mix the frosting until it is light and fluffy.