Orange Creamsicle Cupcake Recipe (with orange soda)

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How fun is this Orange Creamsicle cupcake recipe using orange soda? The bright color, and nostalgic orange cream soda flavor make this quick and easy cupcake recipe the perfect summer treat!

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This simple cupcake recipe uses boxed cake mix, which makes this a perfect baking idea for your kids to make, or for a beginner baker wanting to try something new and fun!

Don’t be fooled by the box cake mix! You’ll be adding a few fun surprises to make this easy recipe seem like a deluxe bakery find.

If you love orange crush soda, you’ll definitely want to learn how to make these easy orange soda creamsicle cupcakes for your next party or family gathering.

Grab your favorite orange crush soda and some vanilla cake mix and let’s get to it!

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Why You’ll Love These Easy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

  • This recipe uses a boxed cake mix so it’s easy for beginners, and is quick to make on a busy summer night.
  • The orange soda flavor elevates the boxed cake mix into the perfect light and fluffy summer dessert.
  • Orange creamsicle cupcakes are a fun and nostalgic summer cupcake idea, and would also work for an orange party theme or Halloween dessert.

Ingredients needed to make Orange Crush Soda Creamsicle Cupcakes

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 – 12oz can orange soda (Sunkist or generic will work)
  • 24 orange cupcake liners
  • 1 – 16oz can vanilla frosting
  • 1 – 8oz container whipped topping, thawed
  • Orange sprinkles
  • Orange and white straws
  • Optional, 1M Wilton piping tip and piping bag or baggie
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How to Make Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange Soda

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners into a cupcake pan.

Step 2: Add cake mix and orange soda to a large bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer, and beat on medium speed for one minute.

Step 3: Fill each of the cupcake liners halfway with the cake batter.

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Step 4: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool for about 1 hour.

Step 5: Mix frosting and whipped topping together. Add frosting to a piping bag or baggie with the frosting tip inside. (This is easiest done by putting the bag inside a large cup and folding the rim of the bag over the cup.)

Step 6: Gently push frosting down the bag to remove air, then start at the outer edge, gently squeezing the piping bag, and work your way around the cupcake, then around again towards the middle, ending in the middle.

Step 7: Top cupcakes with sprinkles. Cut each straw into 4 pieces and insert one piece into each cupcake.

This Orange creamsicle cupcake recipe is easy and fun to make! Let me know if you try it and how everything went!

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