An Orange Float Creamsicle Cupcake is a fun dessert to serve at a party. This recipe is easy to make and is the perfect thing to pair with Orange Floats!
Summer is just FLYING by! I’ve been on vacation since July 12 and here it is the end of July already! It feels like we just watched Independence Day fireworks last night! That being said, we are having the most wonderful summer and I can’t be thankful enough. I apologize for the lack of posts and interaction but things will hopefully get back to normal in August once I am done traveling.
One of the things we enjoy in the summer is having orange floats. If you’ve never had an orange float, it is just like a root beer float but instead of root beer, you use orange pop. So, I put all of that goodness into these orange float creamsicle cupcakes!
Mix together one Pillsbury Orangesicle cake mix and one can of orange pop. If the orangesicle cake mix isn’t available in your area, use a white cake mix instead and add a tsp of orange extract.
Fill 24 muffin cups 2/3 of the way with the cake batter and bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes.
While the cupcakes are baking, make orange creamsicle buttercream! YUM! I used this Buttercream Frosting Recipe. I mixed together butter, shortening, powdered sugar, heavy cream, orange oil, vanilla and marshmallow cream. I stored the orange creamsicle buttercream in the fridge to harden while the cupcakes cooled. When they were ready, I put them into adorable chevron print cupcake liners and added a scoop of orange creamsicle buttercream to the top of each cupcake to make it look like a scoop of ice cream.
We cut striped paper straws into small segments and inserted a straw into each scoop of orange creamsicle buttercream.
- 1 Pillsbury Orangesicle cake mix
- 1 can orange pop
- 1 cup butter - softened
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp orange essential oil (or 1 tsp orange extract)
- 8 cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup marshmallow cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix together cake mix and pop.
- Fill muffin cups ⅔ of the way and bake for 18-23 mintues.
- Allow cupcakes to cool before adding a scoop of orange float creamsicle buttercream.
- Beat butter, shortening orange extract and vanilla until creamy.
- Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating at low speed until well blended.
- Add heavy cream and marshmallow cream, beat until light and fluffy.
I served these cupcakes at my Ice Cream Float Party! Check out all of the fun we had!
Love Ice Cream Floats? Try making Root Beer Float Puppy Chow!