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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

NicholeL
Orange Creamsicle cupcakes are sweet cupcakes with a mild orange flavor, a fluffy marshmallow filling and an orange buttercream frosting.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 22

Ingredients
  

For the Cupcakes:

  • 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 3 oz. box orange gelatin less 2 tbsp
  • 3 whole eggs
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange

For the Filling:

  • 7 oz. marshmallow fluff creme
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Frosting:

  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tbsp orange gelatin
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • splash of vanilla extract

Optional:

Directions
 

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners. (You'll need 22)
  • Set aside 2 tbsp of orange gelatin into a small bowl. (You'll use this later for the frosting)
  • Combine the cake mix, remaining gelatin, eggs, orange juice, milk, applesauce, vanilla and orange zest together and mix until combined.
  • Divide the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling each one about ⅔ of the way full. (Approximately 1 ½ heaping tablespoons each)
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on wire racks.

For the Filling:

  • Combine the marshmallow fluff and shortening together in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment affixed.
  • Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, until fully combined. Add in powdered sugar and mix for 1 minute more. Add in the vanilla and mix in fully.
  • Once cupcakes have cooled, use a melon baller or small spoon to remove about a teaspoon size of the cupcake.
  • Transfer the filling to a piping bag and pipe the filling into each of the cupcakes.

For the Frosting:

  • Beat butter in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium high speed for 3 minutes. Add in orange gelatin and 1 cup powdered sugar. Beat until combined, then add in remaining powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until fully combined.
  • Add milk 1 tbsp at a time until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. Add in vanilla.
  • Transfer to a piping bag and pipe onto each cupcake.

Notes

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword baking, BrunchWeek, creamsicle, cupcake, dessert, marshmallow, Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
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