Fantastic Orange Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting

Cassie *


I doctored up an old recipe of mine, for the cupcakes and used a butter cream recipe for the frosting.



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10 Min
25 Min


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  • 1 - 16.5 oz
    package duncan heinz orange deluxe cake mix
  • 1 - 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 4
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla or for more orange flavoring, use 1/2 orange extract

  • 1 c
    softened, butter
  • 3 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 OR 2
    drops red & yellow food coloring- if you desire orange frosting like i made
  • orange
    extract to taste

How to Make Fantastic Orange Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

    Prepare muffin pan with paper liners or I used silicone cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all cake ingredients and beat well. Scrape sides of bowl, make sure all is well incorporated.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full.
  4. Place in oven and bake 20 - 25 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  5. Frosting:

    Beat butter until nice and fluffy - slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar a little at a time. Beat in vanilla or orange extract & food coloring if using.

    Frost cooled cupcakes.
  6. Enjoy! They are a deliciously moist cupcakes and the frosting is yummy!

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About Fantastic Orange Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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