Treats On The Go!

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

Orange creamsicle cupcake

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

Orange creamsicle cupcake


  • 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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Comments on "Creamsicle cupcakes in a jar"

Eliza July 09, 2012 | 11:39 AM

How cute are these! I am hosting an upcoming bridal shower with an orange theme that I think these would go perfectly with! Can't wait to make these. Thanks for a great recipe!

julie July 05, 2012 | 10:57 AM

Yummy!! Love creamsicle anything, can't wait to try these!

Francine July 05, 2012 | 10:00 AM

These are so simple yet so sweet! I love how the mason jars make them more than just cupcakes but rather cute little edible gifts that you can give to someone! You can also eat them right out of the jars with a spoon which makes them perfect personal desserts. I have received boxes of oranges before as gifts, but I would be blown away if somebody gave me a box of these orange-flavored creamsicle cupcakes in jars. I would definitely have fun eating them all summer long!

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