Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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Remember the ice cream truck?  Doesn’t that always remind of you of creamsicle ice cream?  That orange-y sort of flavor with the creamy center, there’s just something about it.  These cupcakes from popsugar have that same orange-y and cream flavor, topped with a sugar coated orange slice.  Now this is a summertime cupcake!

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:
3/4 cup self-rising flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
7 tbsp sugar
2 tsp orange flavoring
1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract instead of the suggested vanilla)
2-3 tbsp milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (I bake at 375 degrees.)
2. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with baking paper cups.
3. Put all the ingredients except for the milk into a food processor and blend until smooth.
4. Pulse while adding the milk down the funnel to make for a soft consistency. It doesn’t seem like enough batter, but it will all work out, scrape every bit from the bowl and try to fill each cup equally.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden on top. It’s best to start checking them at 12 minutes.

Orange Cream Cheese Icing:
1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter softened
8 oz softened Cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp orange flavoring

1. Combine the room temperature butter and cream cheese together in a mixer with a paddle attachment.
2. Slowly add the sugar 1/4 cup at a time and add the orange flavoring at the end.
3. For the easiest results put the icing in piping bag with the tip of your choice and pipe onto cupcakes.


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