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Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes

Makes: 27 servings
Serving size: 1 cupcake Yield: 27 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
Prep 40 mins Bake 350°F 18 mins to 20 mins Cool 45 mins
Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 3  ounce package  orange-flavor gelatin
  • 1  2-layer-size package  white cake mix
  • 1  4-serving-size package  cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 1/4  cups  orange juice
  • 4  eggs
  • 1/3  cup  vegetable oil
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1  recipe Cream Pop Frostings
  •  Wooden craft sticks (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty-seven 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with foil bake cups. Set aside 2 teaspoons of the gelatin for the Cream Pop Frostings. In a mixing bowl beat the remaining gelatin, the cake mix, pudding mix, orange juice, eggs, oil, and vanilla.

2. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.

3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

4. Spoon orange-flavor Cream Pop Frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Spoon the vanilla-flavor Cream Pop Frosting into another pastry bag fitted with a small star tip. Pipe orange frosting onto each cupcake to cover the top. Pipe a medium-size star of white frosting onto each cupcake. If desired, insert a crafts stick into top of each cupcake. Makes 27 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

Cream Pop Frosting
Start to Finish 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  recipe Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  •  Few drops orange food coloring (optional)
Directions

1. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting. Transfer one-fourth of the frosting to a small bowl; beat in vanilla. To the remaining bowl of Cream Cheese Frosting add the reserved orange gelatin from the cupcakes and the orange peel. If desired, add a few drops orange food coloring. Beat to combine.

Nutrition Facts (Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 27,
  • cal. (kcal) 304,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 50,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 47,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 41,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 255,
  • Potassium (mg) 70,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 2-1/2 cups frosting (enough to frost tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch layers)
Start to Finish 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 8  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 5 1/2 - 6  cups  powdered sugar
Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency. (This frosts tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch layers. Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.) Cover and store the frosted cake in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 27,
  • cal. (kcal) 304,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 50,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 47,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 41,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 255,
  • Potassium (mg) 70,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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