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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

These fluffy orange creamsicle cupcakes are moist and flavored with orange juice and orange extract then topped with an orange creamsicle buttercream frosting.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Author: Tiffany

Ingredients

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Extract
  • 2 ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 5-6 Drops Orange Food Color

Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Extract
  • Orange Icing Gel, optional

Instructions
 

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare cupcake pans by lining with 24 cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and orange extract and beat well. Add milk and orange juice. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together then slowly mix into the batter. Once combined, mix in 5-6 drops of orange food color.
  • Spoon cupcake batter into cupcake liners, approximately 3 tablespoons each.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, until tops spring back when lightly touched.

Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, add milk, butter, and orange extract. Slowly mix in confectioners' sugar until smooth. May add orange icing gel if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 273 kcalCarbohydrates: 47 gProtein: 3 gFat: 9 gSaturated Fat: 5 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3 gCholesterol: 44 mgSodium: 216 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 35 g