Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

A few years ago, when I first began blogging, I posted these fabulous Orange Creamsicle cupcakes. The recipe actually won a bake-off contest at my place of employment back then. Since that time, I’ve learned a thing or two about baking, and I’ve perfected that recipe to one of the easiest, most moist, Orange Creamsicle Cupcake recipes ever! A special thanks to Gracie B. for the adorable Small Cupcake Stand featured in today’s photos. So keep reading for my tried and true Orange Creamsicle Cupcake recipe.

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • Ingredients listed on the cake mix box
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 tsp. orange extract

Mix cake mix as directed on box.
Add instant vanilla pudding and orange extract. Mix until combined thoroughly.
Bake the cupcakes as directed on box.

I split the cupcake batter into mini cupcakes and regular sized cupcakes. I like to have a variety.

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Orange Creamsicle Buttercream Icing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add sugar, one cup at a time, and combine well. Add the orange extract in with the last cup of sugar. Mix well.

If you find the icing too thick, add milk one tablespoon at a time until it is the desired consistency. If the icing is too think, add powdered sugar (about 1/4 cup) until it is the desired consistency.

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These cupcakes look even more delectable in the Gracie B. Small Cupcake Stand. The stand is perfect for a standard size cupcake or a mini cupcake. The stand is easy to clean, and I think it would make a cute gift– with a cupcake inside, of course!

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes  |  ItHappensinaBlink.com

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes  |  ItHappensinaBlink.com

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes  |  ItHappensinaBlink.com

Comments

  1. Alycia Acquisto says

    I make these and my recipe is almost the same. I also fill them with vanilla cream to give them a bigger kick.

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