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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Love the taste of summery creamsicles? Then you’ll fall in love with these fresh, bright and sweet Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes!

 

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 16 mins
Total time: 36 mins
Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3oz box orange gelatin (dry)
  • 1 cup orange juice

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • orange food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with 18 paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, orange gelatin, eggs, oil and orange juice with a handheld electric mixer or until smooth.
  3. Portion the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling about ¾th of the way full.
  4. Bake for approx. 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool the cupcakes completely.

Frosting:

  1. In large bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    Gradually add in confectioner’s sugar 1 cup at a time and beat well, scraping down sides of bowl.
  2. Add extracts and mix well for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add orange zest to the icing. Add orange food coloring, one drop at a time, until you reach the desired shade of orange.

To Assemble Cupcakes:

Spoon orange frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
swirl around the of the cupcake two times.

Written by Allfoodrecipes

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