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Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 27 cupcakes 1x


These Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes are so good! They bring the classic flavor of a creamsicle into cupcake form and it is amazing!




  • 1  pkg. (3 oz) orange-flavor gelatin
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz) cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Popsicle sticks (optional)


  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. reserved orange gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • Few drops orange food coloring (optional)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on the consistency you like)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 27 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with foil bake cups. Set aside 2 teaspoons of the gelatin for the Cream Pop Frosting.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the remaining gelatin, the cake mix, pudding mix, orange juice, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.
  4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Spoon orange-flavor Cream Pop Frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Spoon the vanilla-flavor Cream Pop Frosting into another pastry bag fitted with a small star tip. Pipe orange frosting onto each cupcake to cover the top. Pipe a medium-size star of white frosting onto each cupcake.
  6. If desired, stick a popsicle stick into the top of each cupcake


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.
  2. Transfer one-fourth of the frosting to a small bowl; beat in 1/4 tsp. vanilla.
  3. To the remaining bowl of Cream Cheese Frosting add the reserved orange gelatin from the cupcakes and the orange peel. If desired, add a few drops orange food coloring. Beat to combine.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Cakes & Cupcakes