Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes


A cupcake for when you're missing summer!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
12 cupcakes



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons orange extract


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon orange extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease with butter.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

  3. Beat sugar and butter together in a separate bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add milk, vanilla extract, and orange extract slowly.

  4. Pour batter evenly into the prepared tin.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

  6. Beat butter for frosting with a mixer on high speed; mix in powdered sugar. Add heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time. Add orange extract and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes.

  7. Combine orange, orange juice, cornstarch, and powdered sugar for glaze in a saucepan. Stir until all lumps are gone. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer, stirring every few seconds, for 5 minutes. Strain orange out of the glaze into a container. Pour a little glaze over each frosted cupcake.

Cook's Note:

The orange extract in the cupcakes can be replaced with 2 teaspoons orange juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
18g Fat
63g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 83mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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