Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes


The orange blossoms are blooming here in Florida.
There are several orange groves near my house, so I get to enjoy their heavenly scent.
Mmm...the smell of Spring!

It got me thinking about these yummy orange creamsicle cupcakes.
This recipe is one of my absolute favorites...
Easy and scrumptious!

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
by Bird On A Cake
recipe adapted from Lady Behind the Curtain
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 (4 serving size) package cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 1 (3 oz.) package orange flavored Jell-O powder
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour batter into liners, filling each 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack.

Orange Creamsicle Frosting
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • orange food coloring
Allow cream cheese and butter to stand at room temperature and soften. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, orange extract and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar. Divide frosting into two bowls, add orange food coloring to one bowl.
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Now I'm going to show you a simple way to get beautiful, swirled frosting.
Put the white frosting in one decorating bag, and the orange frosting in another.

 
Then snip the tips off the ends, and place both bags inside another decorating bag
with a coupler and large star tip (Wilton 1M) attached.


Twist the top of your decorating bag to close it, and hold the twisted part between your thumb and first finger. Squeeze the bag until you see both colors coming out.
Starting at the outside edge of your cupcake, make a spiral toward the center.

 
Done! 

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 You really should go make these cupcakes right now...
they are that good!!

Enjoy!

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43 comments:

  1. Yum! I love these ~ and the frosting tutorial is easy to understand, thank you! I would love to try this. Thanks a million for sharing ~

    xo
    Pat

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  2. Thanks for sharing, they look so delicious and recipe and frosting tutorial is very understandable..I will try to make those for my bible study group. God Bless You

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  3. These look so yummy!

    FYI...I tried pinning it but the button doesn't seem to be working. I'll pin it manually..need to make sure I keep track of this one :)

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  4. These look so pretty! And yummy. And perfect! Glad you got the recipage up and running. :)

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  5. Awesome! Thanks for showing that nifty trick... I actually need that today

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  6. Thanks for sharing!!! Can't wait to try them!!!

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  7. These will be the next ones I try and make...YUM!! Love your blog/recipes! Thanks So Much

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  8. These cupcakes look just beautiful!
    Thank you soooooo much for showing how to make swirled frosting

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  9. I have never put Jello mix in a cupcake recipe, but that mixed with cheesecake pudding sounds divine!

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  10. Girl... you're killing me with these yummy recipes and delicious pictures :) Thanks so much for linking up at LLR.

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  11. what kind of orange juice did you use?

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  12. OMGosh...super delicious! I would love for you to link this up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky! Hope to see you there!!

    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantabulous-friday6.html

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  13. I LOVE anything with oranges.. and this oh gosh I must try!! Plus I had no idea how to put two colors of icing on a cupcake!!

    I would love it if you shared this a The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-9.html

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  14. So cute! I love the dual-color frosting swirl. These look delicious and perfect for summer. I will definitely have to try them!

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  15. Never seen frosting done like this. I'm so excited to give it a try. Plus..creamsicles...um yeah - done - sold. Thanks! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  16. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now, I have to get to the store to get the ingredients!

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  17. Looks yummy! Can't wait to make them. :-)

    Erin
    takingtimetocreate.blogspot.com

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  18. Those look so good! I love the frosting idea!

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  19. These look so good and we're excited to try the swirly frosting! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

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  20. These look amazing! I'd love it if you'd share these at my link party, Sweet & Simple Sunday!

    http://www.cupsbykim.blogspot.com/2012/03/sweet-simple-sunday-3.html

    Hope you can make it!!

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  21. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

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  22. Yum! These look so tasty and perfect for spring. I'll be making these soon and I'll let you know how they turn out!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  23. these look so pretty. I love everything creamsicle.

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  24. These look delicious and the ingredients are now on my shopping list! My husband commented "wow, that frosting is so fancy." I agree, it's great!
    Visiting from Chef in Training- I would love if you would stop by and visit: OurHandsHisHands.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, delicious! I love the idea of the swirled frosting. My kids would be in heaven!

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  26. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to Share. I LOVE Orange Creamsicle! Yum. I am pinning these to my Cupcakes I Love Pinterest page.

    I hope you come back and link up some more great creations.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-4.html

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  27. What a great tip for the 2 colors of frosting. I've always put the 2 colors in 1 tube. This way if there is left over frosting the colors aren't mixed together. Loving forward to trying out the recipe soon. Thanks!

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  28. This great. Thank you for this tutorial. Q

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  29. I made these a couple weeks ago and they are SO YUMMY!! I am making them again tomorrow for my daughter's birthday party and am trying the 2 color icing tip this time :) Thanks for the great recipe!!!

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  31. I plan on making these for a birthday party. Did you use a cake mix that already contains pudding, or do I need to find one that has no pudding in it since the recipe calls for more pudding? Thanks!

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  34. I made these cupcakes for my high school bake sale, and they were a HUGE hit! Check out how mine came out here: http://cannella-vita.blogspot.com/2013/01/creamsicle-cupcakes.html

    P.S. Orange Creamsicles are my all time favorite ice cream!

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  35. I made these today for St. Patrick's day. They are great! but for the frosting I only used 1 cup and a half and I used a jello packet and it came out great!! Not to sweet.

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  36. Wow, they look great! I am definitely going to try these soon. BTW, thank you so much for putting the "my beliefs" button on the top of this blog! I love it when people are proud of who they are and what they believe and not afraid to show it! WAY TO GO

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  37. wow, this is sooooooooooooooooooooo good , I will always make theses, going to try cherry next, use cherry juice from a jar of red cherrys.

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  38. Way good!!! Seriously. They are a hit! Yummmmm....

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