Thursday, March 29, 2012

. . . Orange Cream Cupcakes . . .

When I ran across these super simple cupcakes over at C.W. Frosting I knew they were going to be a must try recipe.  I love finding simple and quick recipes that my son and I can work on together.  Just a couple ingredients and you are set with this super duper simple cupcake recipe.

We always have Diet Sunkist in our house so knowing how much he likes that I figured he would be all over helping with these simple cupcakes and he was.  I love that he likes being in the kitchen and hope that he picks up some baking and cooking skills that he carries with him for a long time to come.  Every woman would like to have a man that can cook for her--I know I love it when my husband helps cook or even takes over in the kitchen.  It is a nice break.

So simple but so yummy!

You will need:
1 box of White Cake Mix
12 oz. Diet Sunkist
Cool Whip for Frosting
Zest and Juice of 1 orange (Optional)
powdered sugar (optional)
• Grab your ingredients
• Mix the cake mix and Sunkist together
• Add the zest and juice of an orange if you would like.  I cut the orange in half and used half the juice and zest for the cupcakes and the other half for the frosting

• Bake your cupcakes in a lined cupcake tray for 25 minutes 
at 325 degrees

• I made my frosting with 1 container of Cool Whip, a few spoonfuls of Powdered Sugar, the juice and zest of half an orange and that was it.  Mix well until it thickens up a little (you can add more powdered sugar if you want it thicker) and then frost the cupcakes.  Be sure the cupcakes are cooled completely because the Cool Whip frosting will melt right off of them. 

 EAT & Enjoy
  easy peasy!
 Orange Cream Cupcakes

Yummy goodness


  1. Yum, those sound good. My kids would definitely love the orange.

  2. I agree with Shannah- my kids would eat those UP! I love your lil handsome dude helping you out- and of course digging in on the goods! too cute!!

  3. Thanks for the shout out & glad you got to make them! Your pictures are too cute! Thanks for the tip about adding sugar to cool whip too... will be trying that soon =)

    xo caroline @ c.w.frosting

  4. I love that cool whip frosting idea! It's perfect!

  5. That is awesome. Who doesn't love the flavor of an orange dreamsicle?!

  6. How much fun are these cupcakes! I happen to love sunkist (although I never drink it...but I still love it)...y kids will love this little treat!


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