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EASY Orange Crush Cupcakes Recipe (Family Favorite)


Orange Crush Cupcakes are perfect for any summer party or barbecue. They have Orange Crush soda in the cake mix and in the frosting.

Orange Crush Cupcakes Recipe


Orange Crush Cupcakes are perfect for any summer party or barbecue.  They have Orange Crush soda in the cake mix and in the frosting.  These cute cupcakes are packed with orange flavor!

Looking for more delicious cupcakes, try our Valentine’s Day Neapolitan Cupcakes!

Ingredients needed for these Orange Crush Cupcakes:

  • 16.25 ounces white cake mix white or orange cake mix will work, 1 box
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange crush
  • 5 Tablespoons orange Jello dry gelatin mix
  • ¼ teaspoon orange food coloring
  • ⅛ teaspoon orange extract
  • 8 orange fruit jell slices cut into thirds (optional for topping cupcakes)

Orange Crush Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange crush
  • 2 Tablespoons orange Jello dry gelatin mix
  • few drops of orange extract (optional for more flavor)
  • 2-3 drop of orange food coloring for more intense color
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How to make our Favorite Orange Crush Cupcakes:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Beat together cake mix, eggs, oil, orange crush, jello, orange food coloring and orange extract. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes until well blended.
  • Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for 17 – 18 minute or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and remove from baking tin, cool completely.

Frosting

  • Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in jello mix and mix together well. Then add in powdered sugar, orange crush, orange extract and orange food coloring. Beat until well creamy and smooth. If it’s too dry add more orange crush. If it’s too runny add a little more powdered sugar.
  • Pipe or spread the icing onto each cupcake.
  • Top with an orange jell slice (optional)

Serves: 24

Orange Crush Cupcakes Recipe

Cute Orange Crush cupcakes are a fun dessert for a summer party!

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 18 mins

Total Time 33 mins

Ingredients

  • 16.25 ounces white cake mix white or orange cake mix will work, 1 box
  • 3 eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange crush
  • 5 Tablespoons orange Jello dry gelatin mix
  • ¼ teaspoon orange food coloring
  • teaspoon orange extract
  • 8 orange fruit jell slices cut into thirds (optional for topping cupcakes)

Orange Crush Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange crush
  • 2 Tablespoons orange Jello dry gelatin mix
  • few drops of orange extract (optional for more flavor)
  • 2-3 drop of orange food coloring for more intense color

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.

  • Beat together cake mix, eggs, oil, orange crush, jello, orange food coloring and orange extract. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes until well blended.

  • Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for 17 – 18 minute or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • Remove from oven and remove from baking tin, cool completely.

Frosting

  • Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in jello mix and mix together well. Then add in powdered sugar, orange crush, orange extract and orange food coloring. Beat until well creamy and smooth. If it’s too dry add more orange crush. If it’s too runny add a little more powdered sugar.

  • Pipe or spread the icing onto each cupcake.

  • Top with an orange jell slice (optional)

Notes

  • They should be fine frosting them the night before if you are short on time. The fridge would keep them fresh. Or you could make the cupcake portion the night before and then frost the next morning.

Nutrition

Calories: 256 kcal · Carbohydrates: 36 g · Protein: 2 g · Fat: 12 g · Saturated Fat: 8 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 41 mg · Sodium: 221 mg · Potassium: 22 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 27 g · Vitamin A: 266 IU · Calcium: 48 mg · Iron: 1 mg

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Hand mixer

  • Cupcake pan

  • Cupcake Liners

  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Orange Crush Cupcake with a can of Orange Crush Soda

 

 

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