Delicious orange cream cupcakes

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    Over the weekend I did a little experimenting in the kitchen. I have a crush on orange soda (pun totally intended-ha)  so I decided to make orange creamsicle cupcakes. Boy did these surpass my expectations. Whenever I make up a recipe I have NO idea how it will turn out, but these orange cupcakes turned out absolutely delicious! Especially the frosting. Wow! I may have licked it straight from the bowl. Shh… don’t tell! I had to take them to my neighbors asap.

    The jello pudding makes these cupcakes super soft and the orange soda gives them a sweet kick. These would be super fun for a summer or Halloween party!


    Delicious orange cream cupcakes

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Orange Cream Cupcakes
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 251
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Delicious orange cream cupcakes - Such a fun cupcake recipe that's SO delicious! 

    Ingredients

    • 16.5 oz white cake mix (1 box)
    • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
    • 6 tbsp orange jello powder (save 1 tbsp for frosting)
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup orange soda (at room temp)
    • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
    • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
    • 1/2 tsp orange extract
    • 3 cups powdered sugar

    Instructions

    • Pre heat oven to 350. Combine cake mix, vanilla pudding and 5 Tb of jello in a large bowl. Beat in egg whites, vegetable oil and orange soda. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    • Place batter in cupcake liners and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and allow to cool.
    • For frosting combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. With a mixer beat until smooth. Add jello, orange extract and powdered sugar. Mix until fluffy.
    • Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.4mg

    My little boy sure loved helping me make these cupcakes! He is the best taste tester. ;)

    He even helped me frost the cupcakes… right after he gave himself a tattoo. He’s quite the artist, don’t you think? ;)

    These really are to die for! I love all things orange and these definitely made it to the top of the list!

    Enjoy!

    Looking for more recipes like this? Check out: jello cookiesorange creamsicle cookiesNeapolitan cupcakes, coconut cupcakes .

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