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!


Creamsicle Cupcakes


  • 1 3 ounce package orange-flavor gelatin
  • 1 2- layer-size package white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Orange Frosting

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Few drops orange food coloring optional
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheese Frosting

  • Cream 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line twenty-seven 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with foil bake cups.
  • Set aside 2 teaspoons of the gelatin for the Frosting.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the remaining gelatin, the cake mix, orange juice, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  • Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  • Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.

Orange Frosting

  • Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • Transfer one-fourth of the frosting to a small bowl; beat in vanilla.
  • To the remaining bowl of Cream Cheese Frosting add the reserved orange gelatin from the cupcakes.
  • If desired, add a few drops orange food coloring. Beat to combine.


Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
orange creamsicle cupcakes


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