Orange Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe

Posted on Jul 12 2015 - 3:19pm by Susan Bewley

Looking for some fun, summer themed cupcakes? Check out our Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe here!

Are there certain flavors you associate with summer? Growing up, I loved anything that tasted like Creamsicles – you know, the orange and cream tasting frozen pops? While I still like these pops as an adult, my tastes have grown with me. Rather than trying to make similar pops at home, I decided to turn this yummy summer flavor into a moist, orange flavored cupcake! To make this happen, I went to one of my favorite baking friends – Krista from Adventures of a Country Diva.

To my delight, she made the most yummy cupcakes of all and was happy to share the recipe with us (and take some truly awesome pictures). Of course, the best part about these Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes is that they are super easy to make. So easy that you can make them in a half hour or less, allowing you to sit back and relax while your entire house smells like orange cupcakes. This recipe is also great for kids birthday parties since most kids love this classic flavor. To check out our Orange Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe for yourself, make sure to look below and tell us what you think. We would love to hear your thoughts on all of our recipes!

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Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe
Looking for some fun, summer themed cupcakes? Check out our Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe here!
Cuisine: Dessert
Recipe type: Cupcake
Cake Ingredients
  • 1½ Cups flour
  • 1 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1¾ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup butter
  • ½ Cup whole milk
  • 1 Cup orange juice
Frosting Ingredients
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • ½ Cup sweet cream butter (softened)
  • 2 TBSP heavy cream
  • 2-5 drops of orange food coloring
  • 2 drops of orange extract
Cupcake Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your preferred cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in your stand mixer.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture and the vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Slowly start adding the flour to the butter mixture. We recommend adding only ½ a cup at a time. Mix well.
  6. Add the milk and orange juice. Mix well.
  7. Fill cupcake paper cups about ½ full. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes. Allow to cool before icing.
Frosting Directions
  1. Using your stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Once icing begins to peak, add heavy cream and orange flavoring. Continue to beat until you have still peaks.
  3. Divide the icing in half in a separate bowl. Add food coloring to one bowl and return to mixer. Keep the other half white.
  4. using a pastry bag, add orange icing to one side and white to another. Test to make sure both icing are coming out of the tip at the same time before icing.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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  1. Margot C July 12, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    This looks so great! I’m sure that it’s much nicer that the orange flavor from the box,

  2. Carol L July 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    I love this recipe. As a child creamsicles were my favorite & still are. I can only imagine how good these are. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. I’m definitely going to try these.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. M.Clark July 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    This is very creative, I don’t think I have ever heard of Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes before reading about it here. This is a nice summer treat. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  4. Marthalynn July 12, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous! Not to mention delicious looking! I cannot wait to try this out. Creamsicle is one of my all time favorite flavors.

  5. vickie couturier July 13, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    that is so cute and looks so good,,my grandkids would gobble those up so fast

  6. lisa July 13, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I’d love to try this recipe. When I was a kid, I’d wait for the ice cream truck to come around. I would always get a creamsicle or bomb pop.

  7. Linda Manns Linneman July 13, 2015 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    These sound so good. We love Orange Creamsicle. They are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing

  8. Robin Abrams July 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    These sound so good. I think I will make them for my grandsons birthday.

  9. Daniel Scott July 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    You can also add some orange zest to the cake batter to give it a more intense orange flavor, but don’t use the white part of the orange peel. The white part is bitter. My family has a recipe for orange dream cookies too.

  10. Michele Ash July 13, 2015 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your Delicious Recipe on Orange Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe! These look and sound terrific! I too always loved the Orange Creamsicle flavored popsicles as well when I was a kid! I saved your recipe so that I can make them! The kids love helping make cupcakes and they love eating them as well! Thanks so much! Michele 🙂

  11. Jerry Marquardt July 15, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    This sounds like a Dreamsicle. I am going to try some orange sherbet on top of your recipe, I will let you know how it works together.

  12. Brigid OHara Koshko July 15, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Oh,my! My son will absolutely love this. He loves OJ and I they look so good I might be able to convince my daughter to give it a try too. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Christina Strapp Lambert July 15, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, these look and sound divine!! I should try this recipe for my daughter’s birthday coming up.

  14. wendy c g July 16, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Omgosh I’m going to make these for my hubby. He loves orange Creamsicles. Thanks for sharing

  15. Jessenia Martinez July 16, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

    This is really cute! I’m going to try and make them. They don’t look too difficult and would be great as snacks!

  16. Tara L July 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Looks so colorful. Something different. Would love to try this.

  17. Ashley Nolan July 16, 2015 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to make this orange creamsicle cupcakes for my kids they will love for it for dessert!

  18. lisa July 17, 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

    These are good. But, just as I suspected, my frosting didn’t go on as pretty as yours did. I just put the two colors side by side.

  19. Dina-SavvyInTheKitchen July 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Cupcakes are my weakness! These look amazing!

  20. Anne Marie Carter July 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute and fun recipe for the spring and summer time! I had to save it for later.

  21. Sara Weekley July 17, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    My family loves anything have to do with creamsicle.. I know this would be a hit my home…yummmm

  22. Nena Sinclair July 18, 2015 at 2:37 am - Reply

    These cupcakes look fantastic! I want one now!

  23. PATTI F. July 18, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! I loved orange creamsicles when I was a kid. This recipe sounds so good that I’ll have to try it. Brings me back to childhood which is always a happy time. Thank you for sharing!

  24. Angie Fiack July 18, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I’m definitely trying these! I love orange creamsicles. It’s not summer without them.

  25. Kamla L. July 18, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I love orange creamsicle pops and drinks! Definitely going to try the cupcakes. Thanks!

  26. Michelle StPierre July 19, 2015 at 6:52 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to make these with my 5 year old daughter. She loves to bake and loves creamsicles!

  27. Beth Mason July 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    These just look amazing! I loved Creamsicles when I was young. Can’t have them now due to dairy allergy. I will have to try this recipe for my grandkids. I know they will love them. Thanks!

  28. Adriane July 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Wow! This recipe sounds fantastic!

  29. Kelly McCarty July 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I need these in my life! They sound amazing.

  30. Brooke Owens July 27, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    These look so amazing!

  31. Brooke Owens July 27, 2015 at 5:39 am - Reply

    I love the icecream version of this already so I know ill love this. You guys always have such good ideas!

  32. Marta Bennett July 31, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Omgoodness gracious sakes alive! These cupcakes look so delightful I want to jump through my monitor screen and eat them ALL. =)

  33. Jennifer P. August 1, 2015 at 9:14 am - Reply

    These look so mouth-watering!! I’ll definitely be trying this recipes for my kids to enjoy 🙂

  34. Don R August 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    These are delightful,. I can’t wait to try them!

  35. Terri S August 5, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh…I bet these taste so good!!! I love orange. I will have to make these soon!!! Thank you for sharing.

  36. Jeani b August 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    yum! i love orange-creamsicle and i’ve never made a cupcake like this. i always try to get my frosting that pretty, but it doesn’t happen 🙂 oh well, still tastes good

  37. john hutchens August 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    My kids and I love creamsicles. The cupcakes look very yummy and a great summer treat. I am going to try to make these this weekend. Thanks for sharing

  38. Tami Lewis August 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Tried it and loved it, a hit with the whole family. Thanks!

  39. Heather Hollands August 7, 2015 at 7:56 am - Reply

    My husband loves cake and he loves creamsicles. These would be perfect to make for his upcoming birthday.

  40. Diana So August 7, 2015 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    These look and sound delicious! If only I had an oven to bake them in. I’ve been dying to bake some sweets.

  41. seem August 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    it look amazing and cute.
    i should totally try this recipe

  42. Wes August 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    I must make these. It’s my wife’s favorite flavor.

  43. Pamela Gurganus August 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look and sound so delicious! Orange creamsicle is a blast from my past and I love the idea of those flavors in a cupcake. Thank you for sharing!

  44. Tricia Hope August 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    WOW,this my daughters’ fav treat EVER!Know what her birthday convection is now,thanks!

  45. Rosie August 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Orange creamsicle is my favorite flavor combo, I never thought of having it in a cupcake, and wow does this look wonderful! I can’t wait to make these!

  46. denise low August 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    This looks very delicious. Really looks to go to eat. Thank you for the recipe

  47. CR Williams August 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I would love to make this for my daughter’s birthday! Thanks for sharing.

  48. amy tolley August 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    im in heaven…i love anything to do with orange creamsicle…this flavor goes way back to my grandmother one of her favorite ice creams i can remember when i was little she had these in here freezer,,,i will surely try out this recipe ty for sharing

  49. denise low August 15, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Thank you for the recipe. My grandkids would love this one.

  50. alicia szemon August 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I have not seen any recipe like this online! Very unique and i would love to try it!

  51. Kate F. August 16, 2015 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I love the colorful paper cups! Fun recipe 🙂

  52. wen budro August 16, 2015 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Lord have mercy- those look heavenly. Thank you for the recipe. I will definitely be making them. I’m pretty sure that the icing will not come out as perfectly as yours did.

  53. Anne Marie Carter August 19, 2015 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I love the taste of orange creamsickles, and I bet that these cupcakes are tasty. They sure look awesome.

  54. lisa August 21, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    This is a good recipe. It’s a nice change from chocolate or yellow cake. Even the color is cheery.

  55. heather mcfarland August 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Holy cow those look good!

  56. Carol S. August 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    These look gorgeous and so professional. I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Thank you for sharing the recipe and the lovely pictures.

  57. Christy Caldwell August 31, 2015 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Oh gosh. These cupcakes sound amazing. I must try my hand at making them.

  58. Haley Cook September 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    These look amazing, I would love to try these ! Hmm…recipe for next week? I think yes !

  59. Elizabeth H. September 4, 2015 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    They sound awesome. I will have to get my aunt to try these, she’s the baker around here.

  60. Judy Thomas September 5, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    They look so delicious!

  61. Melissa S September 15, 2015 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Now this is a cupcake that looks worth baking. I love creamsicles and I think I would love these too.

  62. Cathy Jarolin September 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    When I was a kid I always favored Creamsicles too! I love the flavor of orange and thwe white mix.. These cupcakes again, look so delicious I could almost taste them.They also look so inviting with the orange and white frosting. Thankyou for sharing this recipe. Have a Great Day!!

  63. Lauryn R September 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look so delicious!! I absolutely love orange creamsicles and I bet these taste just like them. I will definitely be making these for the family very soon.

  64. Teddie September 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Creamsicles were my favorite and these look delicious.

  65. Magdalena September 18, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe which I will have to do during the upcoming holidays.

  66. Holly Thomas September 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I have to try these!

  67. Shannon September 24, 2015 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    These sound just delightful. I love orange creamsicle recipes.

  68. Tamra Phelps September 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Oh, I love creamsicles! I bet these cupcakes would be delicious! I need to try these!

  69. polly September 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh, you made me very happy when I ran across this recipe. Can’t wait to try it out. MMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!

  70. Jenna H September 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Those are really cute cupcake liners. Also the frosting looks so perfect!

  71. Jana Williams September 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Hi how are you doing today? I hope you are well! I am literally listening to my stomach rumble and my mouth water as I was reading this recipe…Delicious! This recipe kind of reminds me of this fruit dip my mom makes but it has marshmallow cream, cream cheese, orange juice, powder sugar, & a hint of vanilla flavoring! It is Divine with any fruit really but I Love it with Muffins and fruit for Breakfast! I will definitely try this recipe out, thanks for posting it! Have a Blessed Day! Thanks, Jana

  72. Sara October 5, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Theses cupcakes looks so yummy and easy to make

  73. Nicole Carter October 8, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Oh geez, these look wonderful! I’m going to have to try this one!

  74. Patti Brown October 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    These look so good! I just recently bought a large star tip, so frosting them will be fun. I have orange oil that I use for candy, so I will use that for the frosting. Looking forward to trying this recipe. Can’t rate yet since I haven’t made them.

  75. Rachel Beltz October 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh- creamsicles and cupcakes had a baby- and this is it!!! I love this idea!!

  76. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) October 10, 2015 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh — these look and sound amazing! What a great flavor combo.

  77. amy guillaume linderman October 10, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

    how refreshing! need to make these for my son’s upcoming birthday! he would love them

  78. Shakeia Rieux October 11, 2015 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I love orange creamsicles,just never tried the cupcakes.I would love to make these for my family.The cupcakes especially this flavor wont last long in my house,i would give it a day or two.

  79. Sue Mullaney October 11, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried creamsicles before. These look really delicious, I will definitely try this recipe, thanks for posting!

  80. Laura J October 13, 2015 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Oh these look so fun! I loved the Creamsicles growing up! I have to try these for us! They really look delicious!

  81. Rana Durham October 14, 2015 at 12:15 am - Reply

    so i want to try these out because they look amazing. i can serve this with some ice cream and be in heaven

  82. Deborah D October 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    When I make these my family will go nuts. They will be gone in a flash!

  83. Nicole Carter October 16, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing! This would be great for summertime! Yum!

  84. Anita k October 16, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    My grandchildren are going to love tell the truth,I can’t wait to try them myself.Thanks so very much for sharing.

  85. Lisa Ehrman October 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I’m pinning this now. It’s one of my favorites 🙂

  86. Tara L October 18, 2015 at 12:02 am - Reply

    My mom loves the flavor Orange Creamsicle I must make these for her for her next birthday (:

  87. Saras October 20, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

    theses cupcakes look yummy I want to make theses

  88. lisa October 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    These are pretty good. They’re not your typical cupcake. I like them for a change of pace.

  89. Amy Moyer October 23, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    We made these for a friends surprise party !! What a big hit they were. Soft, moist and tasty, not only are they gorgeous looking but tasty. Thanks for sharing this!

  90. Sally Gearhart October 23, 2015 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Oh my, Orange Creamsicle has always been my favorite ice cream! I must try these cupcakes asap. We have 3 birthdays in November so someone getting these cupcakes! ;D Thank you

  91. Jasmine P October 24, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

    These look super yummy! I’m going to try and make them!

  92. denise low October 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    This looks very delicious. My grandkids would love me to make these for them.

  93. jennifer peters October 25, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I love the flavor of creamsicle. Brings me back to childhood. And cupcakes make it perfect

  94. Anna November 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    So yummy looking! Saving the recipe for the weekend.

  95. Crystal Wall November 13, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Dreamscicle Cupcakes, be still my heart. Thanks for a great recipe.

  96. Jodi Hunter November 14, 2015 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    This looks so amazing. I will be trying this soon.

  97. Sara Zielinski November 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    These look amazing and fresh.

  98. Jennifer Boehme November 15, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I bet these are good! Thanks for the recipe, I have never seen this one. I am going to make these.

  99. salexis November 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Creamsicle Cupcake sounds like a slice of HEAVEN!

  100. tiffany dayton September 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    We love creamcickles. So the cup cakes got to be great.They look

  101. Amber Terry September 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I love orange creamsicles so I’m really into the idea of turning that into a cupcake! These look so good 🙂

  102. Sherri November 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I love creamsicles! I have to try this….

  103. tiffany dayton February 9, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    These look delicious.

  104. Kimberly Flickinger March 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    These orange creamsicle cupcakes are too die for, definitely going to try them!

  105. Brandy Trover March 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    You had me at orange creamsicle. One of my favorite things as a child was the orange cream popsicles. This is another great recipe my family will devour. Thanks!

  106. Tiffany Dayton May 25, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I also love the Creamsicles. The cupcakes are so pretty.

  107. Robin Creager July 8, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Oh my! This looks absolutely divine! This would make for a tasty treat. Great for any party or get together.

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