Orange Creamsicle Frosting

Orange Creamsicle Buttercream Frosting

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just craving a sweet treat, this frosting will undoubtedly elevate your cupcakes to a delightful experience, evoking the cherished memories of classic creamsicles with every heavenly bite. Enjoy the perfect fusion of flavors, smooth texture, and vibrant hue in this enchanting Orange Creamsicle Buttercream Frosting.

Yield: 5.5-6 cups or enough to frost 24 cupcakes

Total Cook Time: 20 min.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional: a few drops of orange food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until it becomes light and creamy (about 2 minutes with an electric mixer).
  2. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar, one cup at a time, to the butter. Continue to beat until well combined. The mixture will be quite thick at this point.
  3. Add the orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla extract to the mixture and continue to beat until these ingredients are fully incorporated.
  4. Add the heavy cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time, and continue to beat. After each addition, check the consistency of the frosting. Add more cream or milk as needed to achieve a light, creamy, spreadable frosting.
  5. Beat in a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness.
  6. If desired, add a few drops of orange food coloring to enhance the color. Beat until the color is evenly distributed.
  7. Once you’ve achieved the right color and consistency, your Orange Creamsicle Buttercream Frosting is ready to use!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1.3 Tbsp

Calories Per Serving: 110 Cal

Sugar: 16.7 g

Carbohydrates: 18g

Sodium: 1.3 mg

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