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Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes

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These Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes will make your tastebuds go wild! It is an orange-flavored cupcakes with a swirled vanilla and orange buttercream frosting.

side view overhead of an orange cream pop cupcake with more cupcakes in the background

This week there are a lot of birthdays at my office. This means that I am making a boatload of cupcakes. Every time someone has a birthday, I try and make a different cupcake. Three in one week is quite a challenge. Tuesday I started off with Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes (recipe coming soon!), Wednesday was Funfetti with Strawberry Buttercream and tomorrow I am making Banana Pudding Cupcakes (also coming soon!).

side view of an orange cream cupcake topped with frosting

Amidst all of those cupcakes, I have these scrumptious Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes to share with you today! Since it is officially Spring and all, this cupcake totally fits the mould. It is an orange flavored cupcakes with a swirled vanilla and orange buttercream frosting.

To make things even better, I am guest posting over at Better Homes and Garden’s Delish Dish today! I had the opportunity to select a recipe from the BHG website and recreate it with my own twist! Orange seems to be a reoccurring flavor for me over at BHG. My Cranberry Orange Pound Cake was the 2014 winner of the Holiday Baking Challenge!

These cupcakes couldn’t be an easier to make! It started with a white cake mix and the orange flavor is from a gelatin mix. I think it is such a creative way to make a flavored cupcake!

side view of an orange cream cupcake with a bite taken out

My twist on this recipe is in the frosting. The original frosting recipe is a cream cheese flavor. I changed up the recipe to reduce the cream cheese and increase the butter. It is a light and creamy vanilla buttercream.

Part of the buttercream is also flavored with an orange gelatin. It creates a beautiful swirled frosting. The cupcake reminds me of an orange sherbet milkshake, or like an Orange Julius. Have you ever had one? They are so good!

Cheers to lots of cupcakes! Be sure to head over to the Delish Dish Blog for the recipe!

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake with a Champagne Glaze 

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27 Responses
  1. Steffany

    Did I seriously miss these awesome cupcakes this week? These look amazing! And yummy! And amazing! I imagine they taste like a creamsicle. See you on Monday.

  2. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    Seriously so gorgeous Julianne! Love that orange swirl on top and the trick with using the gelatin! So sneaky! 🙂

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    I used to love when there were birthdays in the office. I would always bring a cake. I adore these cupcakes. Orange cream is such a great flavor!

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Julianne, I love the swirled vanilla and orange buttercream frosting!!! oh my gawd!!! and congrats on Better Homes and Garden’s Delish Dish!! heading over now!

  5. Linda Brunch with Joy

    Just in time! We’re having a birthday party celebration this weekend and the theme color will be orange. I will bake these cupcakes for sure and drinking my mimosa milkshake.

  6. Anna | ANNAdventure

    Yum! I love the color of the cupcakes! So vibrant! I also love the polka dot burlap napkins! So cute!

  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    The frosting is swirled so perfectly and beautifully, Julianne! I am adoring these cupcakes. As a huge lover of orange pops, I think this is my new favorite! Pinning!

  8. D Dell

    I would like an application to where you work please. Thank you. I must be part of these bday celebrations to partake in your delectables!!!!!

  9. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    They are beautiful Julianne! I wish I had one to eat right now – I love orange cream pops!

  10. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    These are so fun! I can’t imagine making 3 different kinds of cupcakes a week! But I can imagine eating that many….. Lol

  11. Mir

    Oooh, I’m really excited about the cinnamon roll flavor. These are super gorgeous! The frosting color variation is awesome.

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