I made these cupcakes to bring to a friend's house for Sunday dinner right around the holidays. It was the perfect excuse to try out this cupcake idea! I'd been dying to try out this flavor combination ever since I was inspired by a picture on Pinterest of a cupcake with cranberry sauce filling. I decided that a filling might be too much for this light textured cupcake, but the cranberry sauce was perfect for the frosting!
These orange-cranberry cupcakes have all the flavors of the holidays. The orange-spice cupcakes are comforting and light at the same time. And the orange-cranberry frosting is a creative use for homemade cranberry sauce!