Creamsicles, also affectionately known as Dreamsicles, are orange flavored popsicles with a creamy vanilla center. They are creamy, dreamy deliciousness. In fact, one of my all time favorites is the Weight Watchers Orange Sorbet bar, holy-amazingness! So when I saw this recipe come through an email recipe group I’m on I was all over it. I did some googling and boy are there a lot of different Creamsicle Cupcake recipes out there! This one is pretty dang amazing, and the frosting tastes just like the ice cream bars we all know and love.
I did eventually find this exact recipe on the web. No credit had been given through the recipe email group, which is common, so I ended up having to put part of the ingredient list into the search to find it. Why bother? Because I have a strong belief that you should always give credit where credit is due. Someone developed this recipe, so they should be credited for it. Just because it came nameless, doesn’t mean I (or anyone else for that matter) can claim it as my own. But I digress.
The original recipe is from Woman’s Day and it’s dated March 10, 2010. There’s actually another recipe on their site by the same name dated from September of 2006, but it’s not the same recipe. Here’s the original recipe from Woman’s Day, I adapted mine a little and am giving it to you with my changes.
These were quite popular in this house. In fact, my husband said out loud, and I quote “Man, these are good”. Might not seem like a big deal to you, but believe me, it is. :) Try them, you’ll like them!
My Notes: I used vanilla sugar because I had some waiting in the cabinet. You can use regular granulated sugar as that’s what the original recipe called for anyway. Also, the frosting calls for orange paste food coloring. You can skip it as it’s for aesthetics only, I used it in mine. All you need to do is stick a toothpick in the food coloring, what comes out is all you will need.
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
adapted from Woman’s Day
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