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So, a few months ago, I had a brilliant idea.  Yes, it has taken me several months to finally finish writing this post!  Anyway, a few months ago, I still had a bottle of Blood Orange Infused Culinary Oil from Extravagonzo Foods from when I did a review from them.  I had seriously been craving oranges around that time for some reason, and had the urge to bake something orange flavored.

I had previously added this oil to brownie batter to add a hint of orange flavor, but this time I wanted the orange flavor to take center stage.  The first idea that popped into my head were Orange Dream Cupcakes.  I imagined those delicious orange creamsicle pops, only in cupcake form. Then, began my experiment.  Take a look at how it turned out:

 Orange Dream Cupcakes

Orange Dream Cupcakes

Creamy orange-flavored frosting, topped with a gummy orange slice.

Orange Dream Cupcakes

This orange-flavored cake was super moist and delicious.

Orange Dream Cupcakes

Oh yes, I did.  Just when you thought this cupcake  could not get anymore delicious, I filled them with light & fluffy marshmallow cream too!

Now that you’re drooling all over your keyboard, I’m happy to share my recipe for these amazing Orange Dream Cupcakes with you!


Set Your Oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cupcake liners in your cupcake pans.  This recipe makes 24 cupcakes.


Then, combine cake mix, eggs and oil in bowl and mix until well moistened.  Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 with the cake batter.  Bake the cupcakes for the amount of time it says on the box (sorry, it’s escaping my mind at the moment!).


When the cupcakes are done, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool completely.  While you’re waiting for them to cool, go ahead and make the filling:

Marshmallow Cream Filling:

  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine water and salt in a small bowl until the salt is dissolved.  Allow the salt water to cool.  In a separate small bowl, beat the marshmallow creme, shortening, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until it’s light and fluffy.  Then, add the salt mixture and stir until combined.  Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert round pastry tip. Fill the bag with cream filling.
Once your cupcakes have cooled completely, go ahead and push the tip of your pastry or plastic bag through the top of the cupcake to fill it with the cream.


After you have filled all of the cupcakes with the marshmallow cream filling, combine the remaining  2 tablespoons of Blood Orange Infused Culinary Oil (or your homemade oil) with the tub of frosting.  It may become a little bit runny.  If so, stick it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to harden it up a bit.  Frost all of your cupcakes with the orange flavored frosting.  To decorate, place a gummy orange slice on top of each cupcake.


Enjoy!  :)


  One Response to “Orange Dream Cupcakes Recipe”

  1. I should try to make these for my husband. He loves anything orange cream and his birthday is coming up :) Thanks for the idea!

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