Orange Crush Cupcakes

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These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert. They are super simple to make since they start with a boxed cake mix.

Orange Crush Cupcakes- These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

Orange Crush Cupcakes

Orange Soda is a summertime favorite around our house. We enjoy orange soda floats quite often. Since the kids love cupcakes, I decided we would whip them up a batch that included some orange soda. The Root Beer Float Cupcakes I made a few weeks ago were such a hit, I knew these yummy cupcakes would be too!

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

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I made our Root Beer Float Cupcakes from scratch but I was running behind the day that I made these. I needed something a bit quicker and easier so I was not late for my appointment. Our Watermelon Cupcakes were so simple since they too use a boxed cake mix. So quick and easy.

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

Simple doctored cupcakes are sometimes a pure lifesaver. Convenience foods are just needed sometimes, ha ha. Our world has become so fast paced and I have to admit I am a victim of it most of the time.

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

Ok, back to the cupcakes. These are so simple! You will just need a boxed cake mix, orange Jell-O, orange soda and some pantry staples. They come together very quickly.

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

INGREDIENTS
Cupcake:
1 box White Cake Mix
3 Egg Whites
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Orange Crush
5 tbsp Orange Gelatin Mix
Frosting:
1 cup softened Butter
3 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Orange Crush
2 tbsp Orange Gelatin Mix

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven 350.
Line muffin tins with paper liners.
Combine cake mix, egg whites vegetable oil, gelatin mix and orange soda.
Beat until blended.
Fill liners 2/3 full and bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely.
Whip butter and gelatin powder until fluffy.
Gradually add powdered sugar.
Add orange soda until you reach desired consistency.
Transfer to piping bag and frost each cupcake.

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

Do you have a favorite summer time cupcake?

These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor. Perfect for a summertime dessert.

4.20 from 5 votes

Orange Crush Cupcakes

By: Jen CIncyshopper

Ingredients 

  • Cupcake:
  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Orange Crush
  • 5 tbsp Orange Gelatin Mix
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Orange Crush
  • 2 tbsp Orange Gelatin Mix

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven 350.
  • Line muffin tins with paper liners.
  • Combine cake mix, egg whites vegetable oil, gelatin mix and orange soda.
  • Beat until blended.
  • Fill liners 2/3 full and bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Whip butter and gelatin powder until fluffy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar.
  • Add orange soda until you reach desired consistency.
  • Transfer to piping bag and frost each cupcake.
Like this recipe? Rate and comment below!

Looking for other fun cupcake ideas? Be sure to check out these cupcakes I have shared…

Watermelon Cupcakes 1

 

Root Beer Float Cupcakes 1

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24 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    Made these tonight, very moist. Not much of an orange flavour or color in both cake and icing.

    Would make again with some alterations to the recipe. I would add an orange extract, and food colouring for the colour if that’s what is desired.

    Not having any issues with grittiness in icing as others have stated however I didn’t follow the beat into butter first rule.
    I put jello in bowl first-then softened butter (warmed it up for 30 seconds-it came straight out of the fridge)then added the powdered sugar and pop, folded it with the spatula then beat it with the mixer.

  2. 4 stars
    I baked a 13 x 9 cake for a coworkers birthday. It turned out great! To give it extra orange flavor I added 2 tbl spoons extra jello and about 2 tbl spoons orange juice to the cupcake recipe. Than I cooked it at 350 for 35 min. I also used orange vanilla butter cream instead of straight orange for an orange cream sickle kind of thing. Really good stuff.

  3. 5 stars
    I just have saved this post to take a note of these recipes later!! I dont have any idea wish one i am going to make first!!

  4. 4 stars
    I made these today. They were moist and good flavour, but I would agree that next time I would use orange juice to flavour the cake instead of orange crush. I also added orange extract to both cake and icing. These are beautiful in color.

    1. Hi Denise! I am sure it would not be an issue to make this one as a cake instead of cupcakes. Be sure to let us know how it turns out:)

    2. I know it’s late. I just made mine in an 8″ round cake pan and it took 50mins. I opened the oven at the 35 min mark and it was very jiggley… Went back after 15 minutes and it was sank in the middle :( But I’ll just fill it up with frosting. I also made the cupcake version before and I’m really a fan! Like the others, both times, I used a few drops of orange extract and vanilla extract in the cake and frosting. I didn’t add colouring to either if them. The cake was already very orange and i didn’t mind yhe very light colour of the frosting.