Orange Crush Cupcakes Recipe- With Orange Crush Soda

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These Orange Crush Cupcakes have a pop of yummy Orange flavor from one can of Orange Soda. Perfect for a summertime dessert. They are super simple to make since they start with a boxed cake mix.

Orange Crush Cupcakes on green background next to cupcake stand

Orange Crush Cupcakes Recipe- With Orange Crush Soda

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time:
18 Minutes
Total Time:
28 Minutes
Servings:
12 Cupcakes

Mmmmm!! Orange Crush Soda brings me back to summer days as a child. I can remember drinking the only soda that my mom would allow and then heading through the sprinkler. Oh, memories!!! I almost feel like I am 10 years old again.

Just imagine how much fun and joy this recipe brought back. It seems that adding soda to baking is all the RAGE nowadays. I decided to give it a shot myself. I love orange and I love that this soda is caffeine-free, which means I can serve it to my kids and myself.  And let’s not pretend there is anything remotely healthy about these cupcakes. 

HMMMMM ….. a Sweet Treat…… After all, if you have one, they may just taste like having more. And then when your family stops stealing the cupcakes, grab yourself a glass of Crush and enjoy the fruit of your labor!

Ingredients and directions are listed below. The first is for the cupcakes, followed by the recipe for the frosting. Don’t forget to bookmark this recipe for later.

Ingredients Needed

For Orange Crush Cupcakes

You will need to purchase one can of orange crush soda from the grocery store.

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup Crush Soda
  • 2 tbsp Orange Gelatin Mix

For Orange Crush Frosting

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp of Crush soda
  • 2 tbsp Orange Gelatin Mix

Let’s Get Baking

Please note that you will find a full list of ingredients as well as a printable version of this Orange Crush Cupcakes & Frosting below. 

STEP ONE: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan with the cupcake tins that you desire. I do like to line them with fun cupcake liners. Once you are done with your prepping, set them aside.

mixing dry ingredients together in large bowl

STEP TWO: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Make sure you have a nice smooth mixture without any lumps.

mixing wet ingredients together

STEP THREE: Beat together butter, orange gelatin, and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Then add eggs beat well, and scrape the bowl when necessary.

STEP FOUR: Now you will want to reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, beat until combined. Add milk and the Crush soda and beat blended. Use an ice cream scooper or a big spoon and portion the batter evenly into the cupcake tins.

cupcake batter in cupcake pan with liners

STEP FIVE: Bake in the oven for 18 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean. When baked, set aside and let them cool while you prepare the icing.

Quality control is my favorite part of being a baker. So get that teaspoon ready, because you will need to taste test at least a few times this Orange Crush Soda Frosting. YUMMMM!!

Orange Crush Soda Frosting Instructions

Once the cupcakes are completely cool, you are ready to frost them. For this frosting, you will need to whip butter and gelatin powder until fluffy. Next, gradually add powdered sugar.

Then add orange soda until you reach the desired consistency. Once you have reached your stiffness, transfer the orange crush frosting into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.

Orange Crush Soda Cupcakes Recipe

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Orange Crush Soda Cupcakes!

Orange crush cupcakes

I love Orange soda and I love cupcakes. Why not combine the two… BOOM Orange Crush Soda Cupcakes. These are easy to make and yummy. This Is a simple recipe for cupcakes made from a can of soda

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup Crush Soda
  • 5 tbsps orange gelatin

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan with cupcake tins that you desire. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl set aside.
  3. Beat together butter, orange gelatin, and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. 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.
  4. Use an ice cream scooper or a big spoon and portion batter evenly into the cupcake tins.
  5. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. When baked, set aside and let them cool while you prepare the icing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

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15 Comments

    1. Hi Emily, Yes, using Skim milk will be fine. The consistency maybe slightly off, but doubt you will use it. And if using salted butter, don’t add in the 1/2 tsp of salt. It is easier to regulate how much salt you have in a recipe with unsalted. Salted you are never too sure. I think though you will be fine using it and not adding any extra salt in. Come back and let me know how it turns out with those slight adjustments. 🙂

      1. I took your suggestions and didn’t add salt. I did have 1% milk and the consistency was no issue. I would like more of a Crush flavor, but they are still yummy!

          1. OH WOW!!! That is quite the difference. I am so glad everything worked out. I wonder…. for next time. Using a little orange extract to give it more of a boost in flavor. I will have to give that a shot too and report back. 🙂

  1. I am wanting to make these cupcakes – They sound delicious, but the amount of ingredients for the frosting are missing from the recipe. Could you let me know how much I need?

    1. Oh my goodness Karen. No clue how I missed that. I am so sorry. i just updated the recipe. Enjoy

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