Orange Crush Cupcakes

Orange Crush Cupcakes are perfect for any summer party or barbecue.  They have Orange Crush soda in the cake mix and in the frosting.  These cute cupcakes are packed with orange flavor!

Serves: 24

Orange Crush Cupcakes

Cute Orange Crush cupcakes are a fun dessert for a summer party!

15 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

33 minTotal Time

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  • 16.25 ounces white or orange cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange crush
  • 5 tablespoons orange jello dry gelatin mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange food coloring
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange extract
  • 8 orange fruit jell slices cut into thirds (optional for topping cupcakes)
  • Orange Crush Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange crush
  • 2 tablespoons orange jello dry gelatin mix
  • few drops of orange extract (optional for more flavor)
  • 2-3 drop of orange food coloring for more intense color


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Beat together cake mix, eggs, oil, orange crush, jello, orange food coloring and orange extract. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes until well blended.
  3. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for 17 - 18 minute or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and remove from baking tin, cool completely.
  5. For frosting:
  6. Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in jello mix and mix together well. Then add in powdered sugar, orange crush, orange extract and orange food coloring. Beat until well creamy and smooth. If it's too dry add more orange crush. If it's too runny add a little more powdered sugar.
  7. Pipe or spread the icing onto each cupcake.
  8. Top with an orange jell slice (optional)



5211 cal


212 g


836 g


33 g
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6 Responses to “Orange Crush Cupcakes”

  1. Meredith
    I made these twice. The first time I made them orange, but the second time I changed all of the orange ingredients to strawberry (red), and used a pillsbury gluten free confetti cake mix for my daughter's birthday and they turned out AMAZING!

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