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Orange Soda Cupcakes Recipe

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Everyone is going to love the flavor and taste of this Orange Soda Cupcakes Recipe! Who knew that adding just a little bit of soda could pack such a powerful flavor? If you’re wanting orange Crush cupcakes, you’re in for a treat! Be sure to check out the rest of my cupcake recipes for even more yummy desserts.

You’re going to love how light and fluffy this cupcake recipe with orange soda is! It’s going to be one of your favorite new cravings!

Using a cake mix is a simple cooking hack for cupcake recipes. It’s the perfect “hack” for cutting down on the prep time without giving up any of the flavors.

Orange Soda Cupcakes Recipe

We like to use orange Crush soda for this simple cupcake recipe, but you can really use any type of orange flavored soda that you like. Also adding in the orange food coloring is optional as well, but I think that it adds a fun look!

My boys are all about helping with these cupcakes because the sooner that they’re done, the sooner that we all get to sit around and eat them! Sometimes I even forgo the frosting and just sprinkle on a little bit of powdered sugar instead.

How do you know when cupcakes are done baking?

Having a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake that is in the cupcake liner is going to be your best bet. If the toothpick comes out with batter on it, that means that they need to cook a few more minutes or until a toothpick actually comes out clean.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Crush Soda 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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Once you make this Orange Soda Cupcake Recipe, you might as well have some other delicious cupcake recipes on hand. Here are just a few others that I think you’ll love!

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You might as well plan on making a double batch of this Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe!

What is the easiest way to add frosting to cupcakes?

Using a piping bag is always a good idea. You can then add a tip and swirl on the frosting in a pretty design as well!

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Orange Soda Cupcakes Recipe

Orange Soda Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Everyone is going to love the flavor of this Orange Soda Cupcakes Recipe!


Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 boxed white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 ¼-1 ¾ cups of orange soda
  • 3/4 package of orange Jello
  • Orange food coloring (optional)
  • cupcake liners

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened salted butter
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla
  • 1/4 package of orange Jello
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half and half/whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange soda
  • Orange food coloring
  • piping bag & frosting tip
  • straws (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cupcake liners to the pan.

Add the cake mix into a bowl and mix in the egg whites, oil, and 3/4 cup of the jello at medium.

Add the batter into the cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full. Put in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.


Grab a bowl and cream the butter with a mixer. Add the vanilla and 1/4 cup of the jello.

Mix the half and half and orange soda together in a different bowl. (If you don't do this in its own bowl, it won't work with the frosting!)

Slowly add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and add in a little bit of the liquid bowl mixture in between each cup of sugar.

Mix for 1 minute. It should be nice and creamy. Add in food coloring if you want it.

Add to the piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes. Put in a straw if you have it.

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