Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes: Moist and tangy vanilla orange cupcakes topped with a creamy orange buttercream. Bring back memories of childhood with these cupcakes that taste just like an orange creamsicle!


Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes



Remember those orange popsicles with white ice cream inside? These orange creamsicle  cupcakes taste just like those! Orange Crush Soda and Orange Jello give the cupcakes a wonderful orange flavor AND color!


They’re topped with a homemade orange butter cream. The orange soda serves as the milk component. If your icing is too thick add more soda. If too thin, add more powdered sugar.



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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
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Serves: 24 Cupcakes
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes: Moist and tangy vanilla orange cupcakes topped with a creamy orange buttercream. Bring back memories of childhood with these creamsicle flavored cupcakes.
  • For The Cupcakes
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Orange Crush Soda
  • 5 Tablespoons Orange Jello Mix
  • For the Frosting
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Orange Crush Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Jello Mix
  1. For the Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites, vegetable oil, jello mix, and orange crush soda. Stir until just combined.
  4. Fill liners ¾ of the way full and bake 18-20 minutes ,or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. For the frosting
  6. Whip butter until light and fluffy. Stir in jello mix.
  7. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Stir in orange crush soda as needed to reach your desired consistency.
  8. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.






Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes


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  1. Amanda Moens says:

    Can these be frozen? How long would they stay fresh unfrozen?

    • Hi Amanda,

      Sure they can be frozen! (I’d freeze without the frosting though!).

      Unfrozen cupcakes are generally at their best 3-5 days after making. They’ll probably “last” a few days past that but may get dried out.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Hi just found this recipe and just wondered if makes a difference if you used regular jello or instant?

    • Hi Kelly,

      I’ve never used anything but instant jello (i.e. the powder where you add cold/hot water?). I’ve never seen another kind to be honest! 🙂 hope this helps!!

  3. I’m not sure what I did wrong, but my icing turned out horrible, I threw most of it away 🙁 it didn’t have much of a orange flavor, and all the ingredients kept separating, it looks and tastes bad. The cupcake part turned out good though.

    • Hi Canisha,
      Glad to hear that the cupcakes were good! Sorry to hear you didn’t like the icing. If it was separating I’d suggest adding more liquid (i.e. milk, water, soda, whatever you prefer).
      I also love plain whipped cream on these for a more realistic “creamsicle” flavor.

  4. I made the cupcakes and followed recipe exactly, but they were flat! I stirred the mix by hand just until the ingredients were combined. Should I haver used my electric mixer? I want to try again.

    • Hi Liz,

      So sorry to hear the cupcakes were flat. I don’t own so I didn’t own a mixer!

      Did you use a name brand in date cake mix? I love generic brands but for baking I tend to go with name brands.

  5. Can’t wait to make these for my husband. He loves orange creamsicle anything!

  6. These are fantastic!
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  7. These are so fun! Who can resist anything Orange Creamsicle??? Not me!
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  8. Great flavor for cupcakes, must make them. Thank you for the recipe!

  9. This sounds amazing. I was just wondering.. could this recipe be turned into a cake using two 9 inch cake pans? My son’s turning 4 and I already have special cupcakes planned for his preschool class so I was looking for a special cake recipe.

    • Amanda,

      Thank you! That shouldn’t be a problem just adjust the baking time to what the box mix calls for, for that size pan. Happy Birthday to him!! 🙂

  10. These cupcakes look so good! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
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  11. Should they be kept refrigerated or at room temp for eating later?

    • Hi Jen,

      Great question! There’s no actual dairy/creme so I’d keep them at room temp unless its super warm where you are. In my experience cupcakes in the fridge tend to dry out faster.

  12. Cecilia Reynoso says:

    Is there a substitute for the orange jello? The gelatin is a problem for me. Thanks!

    • Hi Cecilia,

      I personally haven’t tried it, but orange juice/zest may also give you the flavor you are looking for.