With fresh orange zest and juice mixed into the thick batter, these Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes bake into tender little treats with a deliciously sweet orange flavor. Topped with vanilla buttercream or freshly whipped cream, they’re reminiscent of the classic orange-vanilla frozen bars.
When we arranged a cupcake decorating date with some friends a few weeks ago, I asked my kids what kind of cupcakes they wanted. Eliza suggested baking some that would taste like Orange Creamsicles. I’m a sucker for these classic summer-time treats that combine sweet orange and creamy vanilla ice cream on a stick. At the mere thought of them, I can almost hear the chimey, tinny sound of the ice cream truck rolling through the neighborhood. I’m sure it would never have occurred to me to try and replicate this frozen treat in cupcake form, so I’m glad I asked for suggestions….