Orange Spice Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon orange zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Add spice cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Add orange juice, oil, eggs, ginger, and orange zest and mix just until combined. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pan (either spray cupcake pan with non-stick spray or use cupcake liners).
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350°. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan.
  4. To prepare frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy and light. Add powdered sugar gradually and continue beating. Add vanilla, ginger, and zest and best until smooth.
  5. Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy! *I added slices of mandarin oranges on top of each cupcake just for fun.
Recipe by Food Fun Family at