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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

These Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes are such a fun summertime treat! That same citrus-y vanilla flavor you loved as a kid, in cupcake form.


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamsicle, Cupcakes, orange, vanilla
Servings: 28 cupcakes
Calories: 422 kcal
Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange soda, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
  • orange gel food coloring
For the Frosting
Instructions
Make the Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line the cupcake pans with papers.
  2. Place the cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.  

  3. Add the softened butter, mixing on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand. 

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next. 

  5. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the sour cream, orange soda, vanilla, zest, and food coloring. 

  6. Mix on medium speed for about a minute and a half.

  7. 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:
  1. Place the butter, extracts, zest, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on low speed until combined.  

  2. Turn up the speed to medium-high and continue to beat for about 2 minutes or until fluffy. 

  3. Drizzle in the milk, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a creamy, pipe-able consistency. 

  4. Reserve about 1 cup of un-tinted frosting, then add the color to the remaining. 

  5. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Sugars 42g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.