Thursday, March 3, 2016

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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These super simple cupcakes have been a family favorite for years. My daughter used to make them and sale them to friends when she was only 11. She started getting orders for the cupcakes and made a little money on the side just from baking these easy cupcakes. This recipe is VERSATILE! You can use any flavor cake mix, any flavor of soda and any flavor of gelatin mix...the possiblities are truly endless!! Tonight I baked these for my Granddaddy's 81st birthday because orange is his favorite flavor and he has loved these simple cupcakes for years. The orange candy on top is also vegan- yes, orange slices are vegan (Yay!!). So, have fun with this recipe and let me know if you come up with a new flavor combination that is amazing.

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes:

1 box vanilla cake mix
1 can orange soda
1 tub coconut whipped cream
1/2 package Jel orange gelatin*
Orange slices to garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix whipped cream and gelatin mix together and place in refrigerator until cupcakes are cooled.

Mix cake mix and soda together.

Pour into cupcake liners evenly (Should make about 14 cupcakes.

Bake 18-20 minutes until set.

Allow to cool completely before icing.

Garnish with an orange slice!

Makes 14 cupcakes.

*JEL is a vegan gelatin mix that's easily found in stores and online. Any vegan gelatin will work if you don't have it. This ingredients can be left out without effecting the recipe. It just adds a little extra orange flavor.

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