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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Creamy orange flavor, just like your favorite popsicle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, orange creamsicle cupcakes, orange cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 470kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

  • 1 3 oz. package orange flavored gelatin
  • 1 2 layer size white cake mix
  • 1 small box of cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 1/4 C orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting:

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5-6 C powdered sugar
  • Reserved orange gelatin
  • 1 tsp finely shredded orange peel
  • orange food coloring if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line cupcake pan with liners (makes about 24-27 cupcakes)
  • Set aside 2 tsp of the orange gelatin for frosting
  • In a bowl mix together the remaining gelatin, cake mix, pudding mix, orange juice, eggs, oil and vanilla
  • Fill muffin cups with batter - about 2/3 full
  • Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool cupcakes before frosting

Frosting:

  • Soften cream cheese and butter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
  • In a large bowl beat butter, cream cheese, reserved gelatin, orange peel and vanilla until light and fluffy
  • Add in powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved
  • Add in orange food coloring if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 8% | Calcium: 15.9% | Iron: 8.2%