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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

These easy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes are made with soda and cake mix! They turn out soft, are great for parties and topped off with the perfect frosting!


Orange Creamsicle Cupcake on a glass plate with white napkin underneath.


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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes on a square white plate.


If you're looking for an affordable party cupcake, you have to give these Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes a try! The whole batch costs around $5 and it makes 24 cupcakes!

The cupcake batter is made with only two ingredients and the frosting has only 2 ingredients too! You also need liners, straws and sprinkles, to make them as pictured, but you could skip the straws and sprinkles to save some cash.

These cupcakes have a delightful orange flavor from the soda and a hint of vanilla from the cake mix. The creamy frosting is the perfect match with the orange.

This cupcake batter works so well because the carbonation in the soda helps make them light and fluffy, like a leavening agent.

Birthday party on a budget is easy to do with this recipe!


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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!


Recipe tips:


  • Leftover cupcakes can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days.
  • When filling the piping bag, place the bag inside a large cup and fold the rim of the bag over the cup and fill.


cupcake batter in liners in a cupcake pan.


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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:


  • use any flavor soda for a different flavor cupcake
  • use a yellow cake mix instead of white
  • use any color cupcake liners and sprinkles instead of orange
  • use flavored sparkling water instead of soda
  • add vanilla extract to the frosting
  • add orange food coloring to half the frosting, add to piping bag in layers, then frost for an orange white swirl


frosting mixed in a metal bowl.


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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!



Orange Creamsicle Cupcake on a glass plate with a recipe title text overlay.


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