Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 30
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


1 box cake mix, white
1 c orange sherbet, softened
2/3 c orange soda
1 c cake flour
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c sour cream (could also use singe serving orange creamsicle/orange yogurt)
3 eggs
1/2 c oil
1 Tbsp orange extract
*optional* drop/s orange food coloring for extra color
5 Tbsp flour
1 c milk
5 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 dash(es) salt
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening

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Carrie B Recipe
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North Branch, MN (pop. 10,125)
Member Since Nov 2011
Carrie's notes for this recipe:
Orange Dreamsicle / Creamsicle in a cake form
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These ARE delicious! One bite and I was brought back to the ice cream I enjoyed so much as a kid. I added orange food coloring to my buttercream frosting to top these off. I can't wait to make these again! A treat the entire family will enjoy.


For cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Sift all dry ingredients into bowl, then mix all wet ingredients into dry ingredients together until blended.
Scoop batter into cupcake liners/cupcake tin. Bake for 18-20 min until cooked through (cake springs back/or toothpick comes clean. Let cool on racks before adding filling. Makes approx 30-32 cupcakes
For Cream Filling:
Cook together first 5 ingredients until thick like wallpaper paste. Make sure flour is added and mixed well so doesn't become lumpy. Cool.
Separately mix sugar, butter, and shortening. Add to cooled mixture and beat with mixer 5 minutes/or until fluffy. Squeeze into cooled cupcakes with a frosting bag and tip.
On Top:
Orange glaze or frosting of your choice for top. I typically use the crusting buttercream recipe for all my cakes and cupcakes listed in my recipe file, and you could flavor that orange or vanilla to your liking and color with orange food coloring if preferred.

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user Norma DeRemer PApride - Nov 15, 2011
These look so good. It's a try for me. Thanks for sharing.
user Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt - Nov 16, 2011
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user Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt - Nov 16, 2011
OMW, do those look good! Definitely going to have to try them!
user Jenni K AnCsMom - Nov 16, 2011
Yum, Carrie!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Nov 16, 2011
Carrie, both pix look just yummmmmy. What a great job you have done with this recipe.

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