Moms Of Tulsa »

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

It’s finally Spring, and that means one step closer to warmer weather in most parts of the country, especially here in Tulsa! Here is a light, refreshing Orange Creamsicle Cupcake recipe!

MOMS OF TULSA ORANGE CREAMSICLE CUPCAKES WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM1MOMS OF TULSA ORANGE CREAMSICLE CUPCAKES WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM2

 

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • For the cupcakes:
  • ⅔ cups butter, room temperature
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups orange juice
  • Buttercream Ingredients:
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. For the cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix the butter and sugar until smooth.
  5. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  6. Mix in the vanilla and the zest.
  7. Mix in the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with orange juice in 2 additions. For example add ⅓ of the flour mixture into the butter/sugar/egg mixture, then mix. Next add orange juice and mix. Repeat until flour mixture is empty.
  8. If you choose to add in orange food coloring for a bolder color, that is your personal option, but I didn't add it to this batch.
  9. Bake in the preheated over for 20-22 minutes, using a toothpick to test doneness.
  10. For the vanilla buttercream:
  11. Mix shortening, salt, vanilla and 2 cups powdered sugar.
  12. Then mix in remaining sugar, 2 cups at a time alternating with the milk (similar to the process done in the cupcakes)
  13. You can add more or use less of the powdered sugar depending on your own personal taste.

 

MOMS OF TULSA ORANGE CREAMSICLE CUPCAKES WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM3

Devon Nowicki Devon Nowicki (5 Posts)

Devon Nowicki is an Oklahoma girl who attended culinary school in Los Angeles before moving to the wonderful city of Tulsa. She’s a mother, wife, baker, and confectioner. She’s a food activist with a sweet tooth, wannabe gardener and an occasional blogger. She spends as much time as she can with her family and is on a constant search for the world’s best waffles and donuts. Connect with Devon here: PinterestInstagram