Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes in a Jar

There are hundreds of ways to bake and display cupcakes, but one of my favorites is in a jar. They are perfect to serve at a luncheon, or dinner party, to give as a gift or simply make an ordinary cupcake look impressive.

These Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes in a Jar are not only delicious, they are easy to make! With Spring Desserts and Memorial Day on everyone’s mind, these cupcakes are a must have!

Stay tuned for a delicious giveaway brought to you by Pillsbury Baking, but first let’s get baking!

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Let me show you how to create this beautiful and delicious treat…

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Starting with the new Pillsbury seasonal flavor Orangesicle Cake Mix, I added my usual ingredients to make it taste more like homemade.

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Then the zest of 1 large orange to give it a little more flavor.

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The frosting is also from the new Pillsbury seasonal flavors, Orangesicle and it’s mixed with a little whipped topping.

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Any glass jar will work, I like the half pint size, they hold 1 cupcake perfectly. After the cupcakes are cooled, use a serrated knife and cut into thirds. Fit a decorator bag with a large round tip and fill with Orangesicle frosting. Layer the cupcake and frosting, finishing with the frosting and topping it off with a candy orange slice.

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Tie the jars with a pretty ribbon and you have a delicious treat for a special occasion or to simply make any day special!

Celebrate Every Day with these tips…

  1. Dress up an ordinary store bought cookie or cake with fresh fruit, it goes together in minutes.
  2. Pack up lunch or dinner and take it to the park. Enjoy the fresh Spring air.
  3. Slice oranges, lemons and limes into a pitcher of water for a fresh drink.

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Simple but impressive dessert for a special occasion or to make any day special. Recipe from
Serves: 19-21 cupcakes
  • 1 Pillsbury Orangesicle Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring, fill with milk and let set a couple minutes}
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 cans Pillbury Orangesicle Frosting
  • 1½ cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Candy Orange Slices {optional}
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners
  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and orange zest until well mixed
  3. Divide into cupcake liners about ⅔ full
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, let cool
  5. Combine frosting and whipped topping until smooth
  6. Fit a decorator bag with a large round tip and fill with frosting
  7. Slice cupcakes with a serrated knife into thirds
  8. Layer cupcakes and frosting in a glass jar
  9. Finish with frosting and add candy orange if you like
If you don't want to serve in a jar, simply decorate the cupcakes and serve.

Disclosure: Products for review were provided by Pillsbury. I received a sample of the products for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Pillsbury.


  1. Roxanne Redifer says:

    I want them to come out with a coconut cream mix

  2. Wanda McHenry says:

    Fresh picked strawberry pie!

  3. Kate W. says:

    angel food cake, strawberries, and whipped cream! yum!

  4. Patti Y. says:

    Fresh Strawberry Pie!!

  5. Patti Y. says:

    Fresh Strawberry Pie!!

  6. kesha says:

    my favorite spring dessert is strawberry shortcake

  7. Audra Weathers says:

    I like strawberry shortcake and cupcakes are always at the top of my list. :-)

  8. My Gram’s homemade Strawberry Shortcake and my Mom’s Ice Cream Squares.
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  9. Julie says:

    strawberry cupcakes

  10. Donna says:

    Apple pie!

  11. Stacey says:

    My favorite spring dessert would have to be strawberry shortcake.

  12. Stacey says:

    My favorite spring dessert would have to be strawberry shortcake.

  13. Stacey says:

    My favorite spring dessert would have to be strawberry shortcake.

  14. Linda says:

    strawberry cupcakes

  15. Tina W says:

    Fresh peach pie.

  16. stephanie says:

    I like making some kind of cobbler, usually cherry or apple :)

  17. Thelma says:

    ket lime pie

  18. Cindy Carver says:

    Pound cake with berries and whipped cream

  19. wendy b says:

    I love orange cream

  20. Natalie G. says:

    Strawberry shortcakes :)

  21. Tara says:

    Strawberry shortcake!

  22. Lin says:

    It would prob taste like a creamsicle ice cream. Delish

  23. Janell says:

    I love the orange flavor!

  24. Pauline Cousins says:

    Wow, these cupcakes look wonderful. Going to have to make them soon.

  25. Strawberry shortcake!
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  26. Terri C says:

    Love fresh strawberries with real whipped cream , yum!

  27. Denise says:

    Strawberry shortcake! Wish I didn’t have to watch my weight because if I didn’t, I’d eat it every day!

  28. Christina says:

    Right now I am in love with all of the various dessert twists using lemon. I know so many will make the transition from Spring to Summer at our house!

  29. Kim McCallie says:

    I love any strawberry dessert in the spring!

  30. Shannon says:

    Berries! With ice cream, with cake, with yogurt :)

  31. SandyN says:

    I love lemon bars or anything with lemon!

  32. ann w says:

    Strawberry shortcake

  33. Carla H. says:

    My favorite spring dessert is strawberry shortcake!

  34. Judy says:

    Yummy, Key Lime and Orange cake!

  35. Crlsweetie912 says:

    I love cobblers and pies with fresh fruit!

  36. Gigi says:

    I love anything citrus related !

  37. Marlana Boyer says:

    I can’t wait to try them all!! I love to experiment and adore all your creativity you are such an inspiration! I agree with the one reader on wanting a coconut cream flavor!! =)

  38. Trace says:

    I love fresh fruit salad this time of year.

  39. Debbie W says:

    Strawberry rhubarb pie

  40. Denise Wilson says:

    Strawberry Shortcake!!

  41. melissa says:

    Yummy I want to win. reminds me of when I was a kid

  42. Linda Tunnell says:

    Looks very good!

  43. Linda Tunnell says:

    Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

  44. Glyn says:

    I love anything citrus! Key Lime Pie, Orange Sherbet, berry pies, too!

  45. Janette Burlette says:

    Strawberry shortcake

  46. kathy says:

    anything with strawberries!

  47. Janice says:

    Homemade pound cake and fresh picked strawberries with some whip cream. YUMMY

  48. Valda Harrison says:

    I love anything baked with fruit flavors :)

  49. Kara says:

    Strawberry shortcake!

  50. Pati Ackeret says:

    Can’t wait to try this for our summer bbq