These light and fluffy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes are filled with a marshmallowy creme filling and topped with a sweet orange vanilla cream cheese frosting! It’s like eating an Orange Creamsicle in cupcake form!

These light and fluffy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes are filled with a marshmallowy creme filling and topped with a sweet orange vanilla cream cheese frosting! It’s like eating an Orange Creamsicle in cupcake form!

Orange Creamsicles are one of those childhood treats that you never outgrow. For me though, it was always those little orange sherbet dixie cups with the cute wooden spoon paddles. They had the perfect balance of cool, creamy vanilla with the smooth, tangy orange sherbet. By far, one of my absolute favorites!

Serves: 22 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 (16.25 oz) box white cake mix
  • 1 (3 oz) box orange gelatin, less 2 Tablespoons to use for frosting
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest (about one large orange)
  • 3/4 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling:

  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup (115g) shortening
  • 1/3 cup (40g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar*
  • 2 Tablespoons orange gelatin
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • Orange sprinkles, optional

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