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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Servings: 28 cupcakes
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
These Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes are such a fun summertime treat! That same citrus-y vanilla flavor you loved as a kid, in cupcake form.


For the Cupcakes

For the Frosting


Make the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line the cupcake pans with papers.
  • Place the cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.  
  • Add the softened butter, mixing on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand. 
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next. 
  • Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the sour cream, orange soda, vanilla, zest, and food coloring. 
  • Mix on medium speed for about a minute and a half.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the cupcakes spring back when pressed.  Cool completely before frosting.

Make the Frosting:

  • Place the butter, extracts, zest, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on low speed until combined.  
  • Turn up the speed to medium-high and continue to beat for about 2 minutes or until fluffy. 
  • Drizzle in the milk, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a creamy, pipe-able consistency. 
  • Reserve about 1 cup of un-tinted frosting, then add the color to the remaining. 
  • Pipe the orange frosting on the cupcakes using a large round tip, then top with swirls of un-tinted frosting (using a large star tip) and orange sprinkles.
Calories: 422kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 161mg, Sugar: 42g
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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    Allie is the creator and owner of Baking a Moment. She has been developing, photographing, videographing, and writing and sharing recipes here since 2012.

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