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Are you wondering if there will be a new cupcake recipe in these 12 Recipes of Christmas? YES, of course there is. After all, I am now Mrs. Cupcake, and take it seriously.

These Orange Cranberry Upside Down cupcakes are perfectly flavored, and use a yellow cake mix as their base ingredient. They are festive and perfect for the holidays. Display them at your next holiday party…. or give them to your neighbors as a “sweet” neighbor gift. These little cakes are simply delicious, a little sweet and a little tangy. Perfect. Happy Baking!
Orange Cranberry Upside Down Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
1 large orange, zest & juice (first zest, then juice) about 1/2 cup juice
3 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 can whole cranberry sauce
Line your muffin pans with paper liners. In a small bowl, mix the cranberry sauce until well stirred together. Drop by tablespoon full into paper liners, equally about 1 1/2 tablespoons each.
In a seperate bowl, add cake mix, eggs, juice, zest, and milk together. Pour batter on top of cranberry sauce and fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
Remove cupcakes from the oven and cool slightly. Carefully remove wrappers from warm cupcakes and serve upside down, with a dollop of whipping cream or ice cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired for garnish.

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