Whimsical Orange Crush Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

When I think back to childhood and remember those hot summer days that we played through? I remember the “soda breaks” my mom created where we all took a second to cool off. That is why these Whimsical Orange Crush Cupcakes are such a treat here; they take me back to childhood.

1 stick unsalted butter, softened 2 C all-purpose flour 1 T baking powder 1/2 t fine salt 1 1/2 C granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 C whole milk 1/2 Cup Crush Soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. Beat together butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and beat well, scrape the bowl when necessary.

Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, beat until combined. Add milk and the Crush soda and beat blended.  Use a ice cream scooper or a big spoon and portion batter evenly into the cupcake tins.

Orange Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:  3 C confectioners’ sugar 1 C butter 1 T of Crush soda 1 T whipping cream Orange food coloring.

In a mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until blended and then increase speed to medium beat for 3 more minutes. Add the Orange Crush Soda and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for a few more minutes. Add in more powder sugar if necessary. Split icing in two. Add a few drops of orange to one bowl of the icing.

Take a piping bag and a star tip. Fill one side of the piping bag with the orange colored icing and the white and pipe onto the cupcakes.

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