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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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Not many things scream “SUMMER” more than an orange creamsicle. That fresh, tangy orange with a creamy, soft vanilla…. it’s the perfect combination! And that means it makes for the perfect cupcake, too! Plus, it’s super simple to make and really, really nails the creamsicle flavor.

WHAT YOU NEED:

CUPCAKE

  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted & cooled)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste

FROSTING

MAKE THEM:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place liners in cupcake tin.

Combine all cake ingredients and mix until just combined.

Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter.

Bake 13-18 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely.

FROSTING

Chill your mixing bowl and beater for about 3 minutes in the freezer.

Beat the butter for around 5 minutes on medium-high speed.

Slowly add powdered sugar, then whipping cream.

Add orange drink mix one at a time until you get the flavor you want.

Frost, then prepare to make another batch, because these will go QUICKLY!

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5 from 5 votes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

These delicious, tart and creamy cupcakes are the perfect summer treat - and SO simple to make!

Ingredients

CUPCAKE

  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter melted & cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste

FROSTING

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 4-5 Sunkist Zero Sugar Single to Go Drink Mix Packets

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place liners in cupcake tin.
  • Combine all cake ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter.
  • Bake 13-18 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.

FROSTING

  • Chill your mixing bowl and beater for about 3 minutes in the freezer.
  • Beat the butter for around 5 minutes on medium-high speed.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar, then whipping cream.
  • Add orange drink mix one at a time until you get the flavor you want.
  • Frost, then prepare to make another batch, because these will go QUICKLY!

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Those are my favorite popsicles so I know I’ll like these cupcakes.

  2. 5 stars
    If I made them, the tops would not look as pretty but they would taste good.

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