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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe

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If you love the flavor of orange soda, you must make this Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe! It’s a light and easy cupcake recipe that everyone will love. Easy cupcake recipes are the best!

Top with frosting, add the sprinkles and enjoy every bite. Homemade cupcakes like this are ones that you’ll want to make again very soon!

I love making this simple cupcake recipe because it uses a boxed cake mix and Orange soda. Of course, there are a few other ingredients, but I think those are the show’s star!

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe

I’ve been using boxed cake mixes to create delicious desserts for a long time. This is an easy way not to keep a ton of baking ingredients in the house and a faster way to prep.

With a faster prep time, that means that you’re that much close to a faster eating time, which is something that everyone can get behind and enjoy!

We have a split house on whether the cupcakes or frosting is better – which is why we probably always make this dessert. The flavor of both together is just that good!

How long does it take for baked cupcakes to cool?

Once the cupcakes are out of the oven and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center, it’s time to let them cool.

Ideally, give the cupcakes about 10-15 minutes to cool in the pan before transferring them to a cooling rack.

From there, let the cupcakes cool for another 30 minutes or so before frosting them.

Remember that if the cupcakes are still slightly warm, the frosting will melt and become a mess. So, patience is key to achieving perfectly cooled cupcakes.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Orange Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Have you been hoping to start meal planning? Now is the time! It’s fast, simple, and easy to do – and you’ll love knowing what to make!

Main Dish: Toasted Santa Fe Turkey Sandwich

Vegetable Side: Classic Coleslaw Recipe

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Pineapple Mint Spritzer Mocktail Recipe

Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Orange Cupcake Recipe, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make more flavors.

I’m a cupcake fan, so I have plenty of yummy suggestions for you! Here is my list!

Be sure to make this Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe! Perfect for the summer months.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe!

Unicorn Poop Cupcake Cones are certain to be a hit!

A dozen of these Bunny Cupcakes are perfect for Easter!

Lucky Charms Cupcakes are one of my favorite treats to bake and eat!

All the mouths in my house love this Easy Monkey Cupcake Recipe!

This Sweet and Yummy Strawberry Soda Cupcake Recipe is one of the best!

What type of frosting is best for cupcakes?

Choosing the right frosting is just as important as baking the perfect cupcake. Different types of frosting can be used, each with a unique flavor and texture.

Buttercream frosting is a classic choice that is rich and creamy, while cream cheese frosting is tangy and slightly sweet.

Whipped cream frosting can be a lighter option, adding a light and fluffy topping to the cake.

A sugary glazed frosting can be used for those with a sweet tooth, perfect for those who love a sweet and sticky topping.

Ultimately, the best type of frosting for your cupcakes depends on your taste and the flavor of the cupcake itself. So, experiment with different flavors and textures until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds.

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes Recipe has the best orange citrus flavor! Plus, the coloring is so fun!


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 can of orange soda (12-ounces)
  • 1 - 16 ounce tub of vanilla frosting
  • 1 - 8 ounce container whipped topping
  • Orange sprinkles
  • Orange and white straws


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the liners into the cupcake pan.
  3. Add the soda and cake mix into a bowl and beat at medium speed for 60 seconds.
  4. Fill the liners 3/4 the way full of the cupcake batter, then place the pan in the oven.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the cupcakes cool for about 1 hour.
  7. Grab the frosting container and the whipped topping, and mix them in a bowl.
  8. Put the frosting into a piping bag with a tip. (this can be optional)
  9. Push the frosting down in the bag, and then start frosting at the outer edge and work your way around toward the middle.
  10. Add sprinkles.
  11. If you are adding a straw, cut the orange straw into four pieces and add to the cupcake.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/2/2023

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