n a mixing bowl, until light and fluffy. Add an egg and it beat well. Beat in the applesauce, vanilla and orange peel. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and add to creamed mixture.
To quickly frost cupcakes, place frosting in a bowl. The frosting should be a soft spreadable consistency. If it is too stiff, add milk a teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. Dip the top of the cupcakes into the frosting, then twist them slightly and lift up.