Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
When the children wanted a bake sale at our yard sale last week, I knew which cupcake recipe I wanted to try first. Orange Creamsicle cupcakes. They really do taste like orange creamsicles and they’re simply delicious.
The recipe is a Better Homes and Gardens recipe that I found here.
Want to make some? (Trust me, you do.) Here goes:
1 white cake mix
1 small box (3 oz) orange flavored gelatin
1 small box (3 oz) cheesecake pudding mix
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
** Set aside 2 teaspoons orange gelatin to save for the frosting. **
In a bowl, mix together cake mix, orange gelatin (minus the 2 tsp.), and cheesecake pudding mix. Add orange juice, eggs, vanilla and oil. Mix until combined.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in pan. (This recipe made 2 dozen regular sized cupcakes plus a dozen mini cupcakes.) Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done. Cool completely.
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. reserved orange gelatin
1 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. vanilla
5 – 6 cups powdered sugar
orange food coloring (if desired; I didn’t use any.)
Soften cream cheese and butter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. In a large bowl beat together butter, cream cheese, orange gelatin, orange zest and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach desired consistency. Decorate cupcakes.
These cupcakes were a huge hit. We had one couple buy one, get in their car to drive away, then turn off the engine and come back to buy a dozen. We will certainly be making them again soon.
This little one liked them, too:
She makes me laugh.