Orange-Pear Cupcakes

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Frost these tender, yummy cupcakes with Rich and Fluffy Chocolate Caramel Frosting or Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Frosting, or serve them dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Any way you top them, they’re delicious.


  • ½ cup buttery spread (I like to use Earth Balance® brand), brought to room temperature
  • 1 cup organic sugar


  1. Center the oven rack. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream the buttery spread and sugar in a mixing bowl, using a hand mixer on medium speed for 45 seconds, stopping once or twice to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  3. Add the eggs and beat on