Orange Crush Soda Cupcakes – Summertime Sweets

I don’t know about you- but for me Orange Soda reminds me of Summertime. Orange Crush and even the orange creamsicles. YUMM!!!

My other favorite was the orange sliced candies eaten during the summer.  Available all year round but growing up- going to my grandmothers home in N. Florida- that is when we indulged in all the yummies.  So I been on a cupcake kick lately.  This is what we came up with and really enjoy.

Brought the cupcakes to my book club friends and was given the thumbs up.!

Of course once they realized I used 1 lb of butter in total- they called me Paula Dean. LOL

This recipe I love because the cupcake is creamy/orangey/ and more pound cake like. YUM RIGHT???


It makes about 33 cupcakes. I might split it in 1/2 next time. I think it can easily be cut in 1/2 to make less.


22 Responses to Orange Crush Soda Cupcakes – Summertime Sweets
  1. Pamela
    June 11, 2011 | 8:41 am

    Besides how yummy they look, they are beautiful. I think you should be on cupcake wars. 🙂 Love the candy on top, too.

    Have a joy-filled weekend!


  2. Kristin
    June 11, 2011 | 9:47 am

    My mouth is watering! They look wonderful! Do you think the recipe would work by making them mini to fit into the plastic push pop containers that are so hot for parties right now?!

  3. Cari!
    June 11, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    Heavenly! You could really taste the juice and zest in the frosting. Made a big difference

  4. Tracy
    June 11, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    This sounds absolutely yummy! I love Orange pop!

  5. Chrystina
    June 11, 2011 | 6:49 pm

    I love you but after all these yummy recipes I am sure my hips, butt and thighs won’t. They look so divine!

  6. Pam H.
    June 11, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    Soooo yummy looking…I wondered if they’d still come out if I made them gluten free????? I think I’ll try!!

    I love, love your blog!!!

  7. Blissmade Designs
    June 13, 2011 | 11:55 pm

    Looks so yummy, what a great summer recipe! I love all things orange!

  8. CrafterBerly
    June 14, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    Looks tasty! I shared this with a friend who is a major cupcake buff.

  9. M
    June 14, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    That sounds so delightful. I am definitely going to have to try this one.

  10. Susan
    June 15, 2011 | 7:50 am

    These look delicious! The colors are perfect for a summer table. 🙂

  11. Rae
    June 20, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    oh dear. I don’t think I could add that to my pinterest fast enough. looks delicious!

  12. Dee
    June 20, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing!!! My daughter loves anything orange flavored. Can’t wait to make these for her!!!!
    You are awesome!

  13. Dee
    June 22, 2011 | 10:31 pm

    I featured this on my blog. It is Diva Thursday and you were crowned. Come and grab a button.

  14. Tracy
    July 3, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    I had to swing by and comment again to let you know I’m having a month long Cupcake Link Party! You’re more than welcome to link up any cupcake related posts. 🙂

  15. Kimmi
    July 5, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    My daughter and I are so excited to make and share this recipe at our family picnic this weekend. We are new to cupcaking but are lovining it:)
    PS I love you site

  16. Melissa
    April 5, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    I wanted to know, since they’re made from scratch, are the cupcakes dense or fluffy?

  17. Michele
    April 30, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    These are very good, I made a 1/2 recipe that made 16 cupcakes for my son’s friend’s birthday, he loves Orange Crush pop. I forgot the orange for the zest so I used 3 drops of orange oil to ramp up the taste, I also added a few drops of orange food colouring. I had some buttercream in the freezer so I added orange oil and food colouring to it and the orange pop a little at a time until it was piping consistency.

  18. jessicar redman
    June 21, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    It says to bake them in a convection oven for 13-17 minutes first could i just bake them in a regular oven or would that ruin the orange soda taste.

  19. C&MB
    June 24, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    You can cook them in a regular oven on bake- it will take longer to bake thats all 🙂 Enjoy

  20. Nate
    February 7, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    Are these any good? I’m not doubting them, I just want to know if anyone has tried them.. I want to make them for my school’s bake sale. Looks tasty, though! 🙂

  21. Nate
    February 8, 2013 | 7:01 pm

    Also, will diet soda work just the same as regular?

  22. Nate
    February 9, 2013 | 2:39 am

    *update* THESE ARE SUPER TASTY! Very fluffy. I put a little extra zest in the frosting and now the cakes taste like orange Dreamsicles… delicious! 🙂 Everyone at my school will be delighted to have one!

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