Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes

 If you are a fan of orange dreamsicles, then these cupcakes will be sure to make your mouth water.  They taste so close to the classic ice cream flavor that you will be amazed!  Not only do they taste yummy, but they look fabulous as well.  Give these a try you will be so pleased with the end result.

Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes

This fabulous recipe was found on Cake Central and made by Christine.  A big thank you to Christine for sharing this wonderful recipe.  Let’s get baking!


  • 1 Box Duncan Hines Orange Supreme
  • 3 Large Eggs (at room temp)
  • 1 1/3 Cup Milk or Water
  • 1/3 Cup Orange Infused Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Orange Candy Oil or 1 Tsp Orange Extract

For The Filling

  • 7 Oz Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 Cup Crisco Shortening

For The Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 3 – 4 Cups Powdered Sugar (Sifted)
  • 1/4 Tsp Table Salt
  • 1 -4 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream or Milk (start with one and increase)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Orange Candy Oil or 1 Tsp of Orange Extract (flavor to your liking)
  • Orange Food Coloring (color to liking)


Preheat Oven to 325

For Cake

Mix all ingredients together in a electric mixer on medium speed until mixed.  Fill cupcake lines as usual 2/3 full.  Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to wire wracks to resume cooling.

For Filling

Combine fluff, butter, and shortening in bowl of electric mixer.  Cream together until well mixed.  Spoon into cooled cupcakes centers.

For Frosting

Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed.  Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.  Increase mixer speed to medium, add salt and 2 tablespoons of milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes.  If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar.  If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining milk 1 tablespoon at a time.  Divide the frosting into two different bowls.  One bowl add the vanilla extract and the other add the orange flavor.  Add the orange food color and tint to your liking.  Add the frosting to two separate piping bags and fit into a large one.  Pipe a swirl onto the cupcake and add a orange slice candy to top it off.

Enjoy your yummy Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes!