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Orange Cream Cupcakes
with Tangy Orange Frosting

Orange Cream Cupcakes

Photo by Freakgirl, Somerset, NJ

Who would think of serving orange cream cupcakes on Thanksgiving. When you think of a Thanksgiving cupcake, perhaps apple or pumpkin comes to mind. This cupcake recipe, will be a decadent flavor switch, and add variety to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

The light and fluffy orange cupcakes are sweet and have a buttery, citrus taste. The color of the frosting is festive for the occasion. A welcoming treat on your dessert table.

Try offering one of these orange cream cupcakes to your guests. Bet they will be irresistible. A flavorful burst of orange sunshine.

Orange Cream Cupcakes Recipe


Orange Cupcakes with Orange Cream
  • 3 medium size oranges
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. Fill cupcake tins with paper or foil liners.
  3. Peel oranges and pure in food procesor or blender- being sure to remove all seeds, and reserve 1/2 cup
  4. In large bowl combne remaining puree, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, orange extract, sugar, and vegetable oil.
  5. Gradually mix in the four combination beating on low speed, until blended.
  6. Fill cupcake tins 2/3rds full.
  7. Bake 20-23 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely
Orange Cream Cupcake Baking Hint
Even though you are using liners, lightly grease the edge and top rim around the cup in your baking tin. This will prevent the sides of your cupcake from sticking, and prevent burn marks on your cupcakes from any spillage.

Tangy Orange Frosting


  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice squeezed from fresh oranges


  1. Beat the butter at a high speed until creamy.
  2. Add sugar gradually, add vanilla, orange extract, and orange juice.
  3. Continue beating until all combines and continue adding sugar until you have a frosting, spreading consistency.

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