Creamsicle cupcakes in a jar

Jul 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. ET

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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  • 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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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