Orange Crush Cupcakes

So, one of my co-workers has a big ol’ crush on Orange Crush.  She wears an Orange Crush shirt, has a lunch box, and goes off on it in general.  See…

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I promised her, I’d crop the photo.  I’m legit like this.  So for Trish we have Orange Crush Cupcakes.  These bad boys got her seal of approval, which is a big deal.  The shirt was a condition of the cupcakes.  She had to wear it or I wouldn’t give up the goods
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Orange Crush Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Cupcakes from Nothing but Country ][ Frosting from Shugary Sweets



  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces Orange Crush
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 5 to 7 cups powdered sugar depending how thick you like your frosting
  • 1/2 cup Orange Crush
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat for one minute more.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, and baking soda. Alternate adding flour mixture and soda to butter mixture. Mix until well blended. Add orange zest and vanilla; stir to combine.
  4. Pour batter into lined muffin tin cups to fill each cup 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely.
  6. Meanwhile, make frosting. Beat butter until fluffy. Add in Orange Crush and orange juice; mix to combine. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. If you like your frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar.
  7. When cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and enjoy!
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  1. says

    Haha I loved the story. Those cupcakes look divine!! I'll have to give them a try and when I do, I'll feature them on my blog and be sure to refer back to you 🙂 I am officially your newest follower! Yay for being blog friends!

  2. says

    Love orange crush so these would be AWESOME! — although I don't have a lunchbox or t-shirt. Thanks for posting on foodie friends friday. Newest follower.

  3. says

    I bet your friend really loves you now…even if she did before! =) They look so tasty….kinda 'dreamsicle-y' huh? YUM-OOOOOO! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  4. says

    This looks AMAZING!! I've never baked with softdrink before… The icing looks delicious too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  5. says

    Thanks for bringing these over to Saturday Dishes. Orange Crush reminds me of summer when I was a kid.

    You’ll be featured next Saturday at Tumbleweed Contessa. Hope to see you there again.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

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