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Orange Creamscicle Cupcakes

I'd like to interrupt this normally blog post free day to bring you the recipe I promised I would share yesterday. I had a busy weekend, and slept in yesterday, then I got my photos from Persnickety Prints and was so excited to open them and get creative! So, to make up for my excitement over photos, I'm sharing this recipe on a Tuesday instead.

I made these cupcakes and shared them with my parents, and siblings, and took a few to Jon's parents. Everyone loved them, though they were a bit heavy, and the icing may have not been mixed quite evenly.

This recipe comes from here. I found it on Pinterest while searching for new recipes to try. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that my 'Food' board is actually full of sweets I want to try. So much for trying to lose weight right?

  • 2 10.2g Package of Orange Jell-O
  • 1 White Cake Mix
  • 1 box of Jell-O No-Bake Cheesecake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups of Orange Juice
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 8oz Package of Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Reserved Orange Jell-O
  • 1 tsp Finely Shredded Orange Zest

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees
  • Line cupcake pan with liners (makes 24-27)
  • Set aside 2 tsp of orange Jell-O for frosting
  • In a bowl, mix together the remaining Jell-O, cake mix, cheesecake mix, orange juice, eggs, oil and vanilla
  • Fill muffin cups with batter - about 2/3 full
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool cupcakes before frosting
  • Soften cream cheese and butter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, reserved Jell-O, orange peel and vanilla until light and fluffy
  • Add in powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved
  • Add orange food colouring if desired

I altered the original recipe a little bit. I used the Jell-O I had on hand, made a double batch of the cupcakes, but a single batch of the icing and used a lot less icing sugar than called for. My family (and Jon's) aren't ones for a tower of icing on top of their cupcakes, so a single batch of icing made enough icing to cover all the cupcakes. I'd do whatever works for you. If you like a lot of icing, make the full recipe of icing, if not, make half, or a double batch of cupcakes and a single of icing.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! I don't know about you, but I plan to try it with other Jell-O flavours to see how it turns out!

Have a great day!


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