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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

These Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream are light and fluffy cakes packed with creamy orange citrus flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, Cake, creamsicle, cupcakes, Dessert, orange, orange creamsicle, orange cupcake, orange cupcakes, orange juice
Servings: 36 cupcakes
Author: Lisa Brown


For the cake

  • 420 gram All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 400 gram sugar
  • 2 sticks butter 226 grams
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dram LorAnn orange cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup orange juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 pack orange gelatin 7 ounce pack

For the Buttercream

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 500 gram powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2-4 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the Batter:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Make sure all ingredients are room temperature!
  • Sift flour into large bowl. Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix around. Set aside.
  • Using the whisk attachment in a stand mixer, whisk butter on high for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy. Add sugar and continue to whip. Add eggs to the mixture and whip for about 2 additional minutes until fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract and orange cream.
  • Heat milk on stove to WARM, not boiling. Mix in Orange Gelatin. It's ok if it clumps a little. Just stir thoroughly right before you mix it in.
  • Replace whisk attachment with paddle attachment. With the mixer on low, slowly spoon in the flour mixture alternating with the milk/gelatin mixture. Mix in orange juice and orange zest.
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool COMPLETELY before frosting.

For the buttercream

  • Using the whisk attachment, whip butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar bit by bit.
  • Mix in Orange Zest, Orange Juice, and Vanilla Extract.
  • After cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe the frosting on and enjoy!