Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe

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


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Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup orange juice

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet cream butter (softened)
  • 2 TBSP heavy cream
  • 25 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.