Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe

Nostalgia will hit hard with these delicious orange creamsicle cupcakes. It will have you swooning with every bite, remembering those days and nights hanging out at the local mall.

A boxed cake mix base makes these orange soda cupcakes extra easy and extra delightful. You don’t need any special baking skills to make these tasty orange cupcakes.

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These cake mix cupcakes are a perfect summer dessert idea!

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The Perfect Cake Mix Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’m all about easy and flavorful cupcakes that are perfect for parties. These ones are just perfect for your summer gatherings and everyone will be hit with a bout of nostalgia.

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We LOVED getting treated to an Orange Creamsicle and you’ll love how simple these orange creamsicle cupcakes are to make when starting with a boxed cake mix. It’s topped with a creamy, light and fluffy frosting and the cute straw sets it over the top as a fun summertime dessert idea.

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Ingredients for This Orange Soda Cupcake Recipe

Below are the simple ingredients to make these fun summer cupcakes. Grab a cake mix and orange soda to get started!

For the cupcakes:

  • Vanilla (or white) cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Orange soda
  • Orange flavored jello mix

For the frosting:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Orange soda
  • Orange jello mix
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How to Make Cake Mix Orange Cupcakes with a Creamy Frosting

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees, and lining a muffin pan with orange paper liners.

Combine the cake mix, jello mix, eggs, oil, and soda in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer and beat on low speed just until the ingredients are combined. Once combined, beat for an additional 1-2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides often.

Divide the batter between 24 prepared tins, filling each liner about ½-⅔ full.

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Transfer the pan(s) to the oven, and bake for 14-16 minutes or until the center is set, and a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.

To prepare the frosting, combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, jello mix, and orange soda in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low. Once the ingredients are combined, beat on medium speed until the texture is light and fluffy, scraping the sides often.

Add the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.

A wire cooling rack holding cupcakes on a marble counter next to paper straws and piping bag with frosting.

Finally, cut orange paper straws into thirds, and insert one into each cupcake.

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Yield: 24 cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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These orange creamsicle cupcakes certainly are drool worthy! Enjoy a fluffy, orange-infused cake topped with a luscious swirl of creamy frosting, all packed into a convenient little cupcake. We start with a boxed cake mix to make these soda cupcakes extra simple to make.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 box vanilla (or white) cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup orange soda
  • 6 tablespoons orange flavored Jello mix

For the Frosting

  • 1 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange soda
  • 2 tablespoons orange Jello mix

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin pan with orange paper liners.
    2. Combine the cake mix, jello mix, eggs, oil, and soda in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer and beat on low speed just until the ingredients are combined. Once combined, beat for an additional 1-2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides.
    3. Divide the batter between 24 prepared tins, filling each liner about ½-⅔ full.
    4. Transfer the pan(s) to the oven, and bake for 14-16 minutes or until the center is set and a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.
    5. Combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, jello mix, and orange soda in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low. Once the ingredients are combined, beat on medium speed until the texture is light and fluffy (scrape sides often).
    6. Add the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
    7. Cut orange paper straws into thirds and insert one into each cupcake.

Notes

The cupcakes can be made ahead of time and can be stored up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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