Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

As soon as I spotted these cupcakes in Woman’s Day, I knew I wanted to make them.  Jay loves orange creamsicle pops, and I had an inkling that he would like them even better in cupcake form.  We both ended up really liking these cupcakes!  They were a great treat to have this past week while we had such nice spring weather.  Today’s weather is another story, but I refuse to look outside until the sun is shining again!  I’m posting this recipe for Potluck Sunday at Mommy’s Kitchen.

I hope you all have a great Sunday!  🙂

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tb orange zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Orange Cream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,  and 1 cup sugar until blended.  In another large bowl beat together eggs, vanilla, orange zest, and remaining 1 cup sugar.  Beat in oil and buttermilk until blended.  On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended.  Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.  Bake 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack.  Frost with orange cream frosting.

To make orange cream frosting, beat together cream cheese, vanilla extract, and orange zest on low speed.  Add powdered sugar, and beat until combined.  Refrigerate until firm enough to spread.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

  1. charskitchen

    wow, those cupcakes look incredible, i’m definitely going to try them out! i also have some cupcake recipes on my blog, and i would love it if you would read the posts and give me feedback, at http://www.charskitchen.wordpress.com
    thanks!

  2. These sound sooooooooooooooo refreshing!

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