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Creamsicle Cupcakes

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creamsicle cupcakes

Sorry for my absence around here. I don’t have a reason as to why I haven’t posted much..I guess I’ve just been enjoying my summer a bit too much. That’s a good reason!! We have had a busy summer and seems like we have been out of town a lot so that makes it difficult to keep up with blog posts.

I did have every intention of posting these creamsicle cupcakes weeks ago. I made them before we left for our vacation, but I never got the post uploaded until today. Good thing summer is not over and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy these yummy creamsicle cupcakes.

Apology number two: Sorry that my two “recent” recipes, yet, weeks apart are both creamsicle recipes. It must be popular around here…….

Let’s talk about these cupcakes..shall we?

They are from a box. It’s fun to “doctor” up a boxed cake mix and turn it into yummy and delicious cupcakes.

creamsicle cupcakes

The frosting is a cream cheese frosting. Need I say more? Didn’t think so.

I did one swirl with orange coloring and one small swirl that I didn’t color. You can color them all orange. Leave them all white. Do whatever your heart desires, but just have fun doing it!

Enjoy!!

Creamsicle Cupcakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 3 ounce package orange-flavor gelatin
  2. 1 2-layer-size package white cake mix
  3. 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
Orange Frosting
  1. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  2. Few drops orange food coloring (optional)
  3. Cream Cheese Frosting
Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  4. 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line twenty-seven 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with foil bake cups.
  3. Set aside 2 teaspoons of the gelatin for the Frosting.
  4. In a mixing bowl beat the remaining gelatin, the cake mix, orange juice, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  6. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  8. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.
Orange Frosting
  1. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting.
  2. Transfer one-fourth of the frosting to a small bowl; beat in vanilla.
  3. To the remaining bowl of Cream Cheese Frosting add the reserved orange gelatin from the cupcakes.
  4. If desired, add a few drops orange food coloring. Beat to combine.
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
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orange creamsicle cupcakes

 

Born and raised in Southern Illinois. My journey has brought me to Louisville, Ky where I live with my architect husband, Jason and our little dog, Fonzie. We enjoy exploring our city and eating good food. I am happy to be able to share great recipes with you and snap some photos along the way. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

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