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Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Treats on the go!

Orange creamsicle cupcakes made inside Mason jars. It's a treat on the go!

Treats on the go!

How great is a cupcake on the go?! These fun little cupcakes are full of flavor and can be easily given out as gifts or a fun birthday favor. The flavor is reminiscent of the classic summer frozen creamsicle treat. It has a hint of orange and a slight vanilla flavor. If you do not have any Mason jars, you can simply use cupcake liners instead.

Orange creamsicle cupcake recipe

Yields 24 cupcakes

Treats on the go!


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 drops orange food coloring
  • 24 four-ounce Mason jars (or cupcake liners)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix until completely blended, about three minutes.
  • Fill Mason jars or liners about one-half full. Cook for 20 minutes until a toothpick, tested in the center, comes out clean.
  • Top with vanilla orange frosting.
  • If cooked in a Mason jar set them on a cookie sheet before putting them in the oven. If giving away as gifts, top with lids.

Vanilla orange frosting recipe

Yields 1 cup frosting


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  1. Add to a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer blend together until fluffy.

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