Aug 142016
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Orange Crush Cupcakes Recipe

We do a lot of family movie nights in our house.  Since the kids are out on summer vacation, we tend to do a couple of movie nights per week as opposed to our traditional Friday night movie nights during the school year.  We love snuggling up on the sofa with a yummy treat and spending time together watching movies & eating.  I recently made these Orange Crush cupcakes and knew they were perfect for the family movie night we had planned later that evening.

Here’s What you Need:

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 C all-purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t fine salt
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 C whole milk
1/2 Cup Crush Soda

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Directions for cupcakes:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan with cupcake tins that you desire. Set aside.

2.  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. Beat together butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and beat well, scrap the bowl when necessary. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, beat until combined. Add milk and the Crush soda and beat blended.

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3.  Use a ice cream scooper or a big spoon and portion batter evenly into the cupcake tins.

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4.  Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

5.  When baked, set aside and let them cool while you prepare the icing.

Orange Crush butter cream frosting:

3 C confectioners’ sugar
1 C butter
1 T of Crush soda
1 T whipping cream
Orange food coloring

Directions for Icing:

1. In a mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until blended and then increase speed to medium beat for 3 more minutes.

2, Add the Crush Soda and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for a few more minutes. Add in more powder sugar if necessary. Split icing in two. Add a few drops of orange to one bowl of the icing.

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3. Take a piping bag and a star tip. Fill one side of the piping bag with the orange colored icing and the white and pipe onto the cupcakes.

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These are a perfect sweet treat for family movie night and we’re looking forward to devouring them while we check out the new Netflix original series, Beat Bugs.  Beat Bugs was inspired by the music of the Beatles, your next family sing-along can be “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Thanks to five charming and energetic bug-like creatures (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter), families have the opportunity to come together over kid-friendly storylines and the best damn music ever made — recorded by today’s top artists, including Jennifer Hudson, P!nk, Sia and Eddie Vedder.

Beat Bugs

The Beatles are my all time favorite band, so I just know the Beat Bugs is going to be awesome!

So tell me, what are you and your family planning on watching?

**Note: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. As a member of the Stream Team I received product & complimentary service, but all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

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  87 Responses to “Orange Crush Cupcakes”

  1. This recipe for orange crush cupcakes looks like the perfect treat to accompany any sweet kids show! I can’t wait to share it with my brood!

  2. They sound really good. We have a lot of movie nights too.

  3. Never thought of combining them. I do love cupcakes. And Orange Crush. I betcha these tasted awesome!

  4. I love family move nights, we have them all the time. It’s like the best feeling to watch a new movie on Netflix while eating dessert. Speaking of dessert the orange crush cupcakes look very tasty. I be the kids would go crazy over them! I’ll have to tell them about Beat Bugs.
    We usually opt for something scary on Netflix. We finished the Goosebumps series and The Haunting Hour.

  5. These look so yummy! Perfect for movie nights and afternoon pick me up!

  6. I’ve never had orange crush buttercream and I’m wishing I had one of your cupcakes for breakfast. 🙂 I’ll have to check out the Beat Bugs whenever the grandkids come over. I’m loving that the show is inspired by The Beatles.

  7. I have tried adding soda to cake before. Never tried orange though – can’t wait to try it.

  8. Orange Crush is a nice childhood memory for me. I’m a lover of cupcakes but mixing the two together sounds magical. OMG I need to try these, I’m on the hunt for an activity to do with the kids.

  9. We are HUGE Orange Crush fans around here, and I can’t wait to try this recipe! I would love to make them for the next birthday party we have, I think they’d be perfect!

  10. This is almost as bad as watching cupcake wars… I want them NOW. Guess I am going to have to be baking today.

  11. I pinned this even before I commented! There is nothing I like more than an orange cake or cupcake!

  12. wow – these look so yummy! What a creative recipe! I want to hang with you all and eat these and watch movies, too! 🙂

  13. Awww yeah! Orange crush is my favorite pop, so I can’t wait to taste it inside a cupcake. Yummo.

  14. My dad’s favorite dessert is anything orange Creamsicle! He would actually love these cupcakes.

  15. I can’t wait to make these! My kids are going to flip. They love Orange Crush. And of course, everyone loves cupcakes. 😉

  16. I love orange cream popscicles so these sound yummy. They are perfect for a pool party.

  17. Yum! They look delicious! I’ve never put soda in cupcake mix before. I think it sounds pretty good!

  18. Those look so good! I’ve never baked with soda before but those sound delicious!

  19. This sounds like a really interesting cupcake recipe! I love orange crush so I’m intrigued by the recipe.

  20. I love orange flavored desserts. These cupcakes sound so delicious. I’d love to try this recipe. I think my kids will love it, too!

  21. Mmm, these sound delicious! I love drinking Orange Crush, but haven’t tried baking with it. I know what I’ll be making for our next family movie night!

  22. I love Orange Crush. I bet these are really great tasting!

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

  23. These orange cupcakes look delicious and I bet that they would taste really good. My friend would love this too.

  24. My boys are obsessed with Orange Crush this summer so they would love these. I just started allowing them to order a soft drink if we are out to dinner so it is new and exciting for them.

  25. I love the idea of these! Orange Crush happens to be one of my mom’s favorite soft drinks so I should make her a batch of these cupcakes.

  26. These look so delicious! I love orange flavored sweets.

  27. This is definitely my kind of recipe. Those cupcakes look awesome!

  28. Oh I know we’d like these cupcakes. This is such a cool way to use that Orange Crush flavor.

  29. My son saw this post adn is now asking for these cupcakes. Can you send me a premade batch please.

  30. Those cupcakes look good and adorable too! I’m sure that aside from movie night, it’s going to be perfect at parties as well. Thanks for the lovely recipe especially with the frosting! I’d love to give this a try!

  31. Sounds and looks so yummy! I love anything with orange, I can’t wait to try these

  32. Nom, Nom, Nommy! I do love orange flavored soda so I bet these would be a fast favorite here. Look mouthwatering good!

  33. These sound amazing!! My kids love Crush and so do i! Cupcakes and crush are a perfect combo.

  34. Omg these cupcakes sound absolutely delicious!!!! I bet my daughter would love them.

  35. Wow, the frosting looks so nice! I will try this on the coming weekends.

  36. I love the Beatles, so I can already tell Beat Bugs is going to be a fun show to watch with the kids!

  37. Those cupcakes look amazing! I am not a very qualified baker, but I may have to give these a shot!

  38. I love Orange Crush! These look so amazing!

  39. These sounds so good! I’ll have to try them out!

  40. I’m sure that my kids would love these cupcakes! It looks really tasty and tempting. Yummy!

  41. I think it’s awesome that you thought about adding the orange crush flavor, that’s an instant hit with the kids! I’m sure my kids will love this too, thanks for the recipe!

  42. Oh, this cupcake recipe sounds yummy. I can’t resist a frosting like that.

  43. This sounds so good! I’m sure my son would love this recipe! Because cupcakes are really all about the frosting!

  44. These look really good! My husband and I have been bringing our kids back to our youth with movies like the Neverending Story. I think Flight of the Navigator is going to be next on the list 🙂

  45. I love baking, especially when I can do it with my kids , and this sounds right up our alley. Thanks for sharing this recipes I bet it’s delicious!

  46. These cupcakes look absolutely delicious thanks for the recipe.
    I have not done movie now for a while now, I need to start bingeing on my favourite shows on Netflix

  47. I never knew that we can use soda drinks for cupcake frosting. I gotta try this!

  48. We are orange crush fans here in sunny Georgia. I’ve never thought to use it in a recipe before. I can’t wit to try your recipe, I already know it’s going to be a hit.

  49. This looks delicious. I’ll try this next time. I’m sure my family will love this too

  50. This show looks so cute. I love how many great kid’s shows Netflix keeps producing. And these cupcakes are the perfect compliment to Netflix.

  51. My son would love the icing alone. He’s a weird kid. He doesn’t like cake, but he devours icing!

  52. These look great! My kids would go crazy for them. They would be perfect for a movie night at home.

  53. OH YUM! My kiddos would totally love these! So bright and fun!

  54. These look amazing! I love Orange Crush and to see the flavor in cupcakes is mouth watering.

  55. I would love to try this real soon!

  56. Those look really good. We are big Beatles fans here too.

  57. We love family movie nights at our house! We always make yummy treats too! Your Orange Crush Cupcakes look amazing!

  58. Those are so cute! I never would have thought to use Crush in cupcakes. I’ve done Diet soda in cake before though!

  59. Orange Crush will always be one of my favorite sodas and I would love to try these! Yum!

  60. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I can’t wait to try a batch!

  61. YES PLEASE! Can I have like 6 dozen? That would be great, haha!

  62. YES PLEASE! Can I have like 6 dozen? That would be great, haha! I would love to try these!

  63. I love orange soda and I bet I would love those cupcakes!! What a great idea. I want to make these really soon.

  64. These look amazing! I know my kids will love them. I’m going to give them a try 🙂

  65. There’s something about Orange Crush.. My kids absolutely love the stuff. I know they’d love these cupcakes too.

  66. I don’t like Orange Crush soda, but these cupcakes sure look delicious! I’ll have to try this recipe sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  67. These are totally adorable! Yum! I can’t wait to make these.

  68. I’m sure these would be prefect for bake sales or sports fundraisers. Can you do this with any soda?

  69. Those look so yummy and I love the swirl of the frosting. I would definitely whip these up..and probably drink the crush while doing so. lol

  70. My nieces and I always enjoying making cupcakes every weekend or if we have an occasion.

  71. Oh wow I have heard it all. I know who would love these Orange Crush cupcakes…Kel. Who loves orange soda (ok I am officially old and only 90s kids would get this lol)

  72. Yummy!! I’m loving this recipe!! This looks amazing!!!

  73. I have seen similar recipes, adding soda into the cupcake mix, but never tried it. I love Orange Crush so this one I am going to give a try.

  74. These sound a little bit different from your average cupcake – and easy to make!

  75. I would’ve never thought that a recipe would include the beverage Crush! My boys would love this!

  76. I love cupcakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  77. It’s so cool that they get summer vacation, we dont have that here. This is an awesome recipe, would love to try it.

  78. I always love trying different version of cupcakes at home for every season & this one looks simple, yet so much delicious. The combination of Orange Crush with cupcakes is definitely a different one to try out!

  79. Oh! I bet these are great. Love the orange icing on top too.

  80. These Orange Crush cuppies are so good! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe! I will definitely try to make them!

  81. We are already watching the Beat Bugs LOL. My husband was putting it on for our little ones and I didn’t know what the show was. One day I heard my 3yo singing a Beatles song and I nearly jumped out of my skin with surprise, since we don’t listen to many “oldies” together. It’s such a cute show!

  82. I also love everytime we have a movie night with the family. Your cupcake looks tasty and delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  83. Looks so yummy and darling! Not too difficult to make 🙂

  84. These cupcakes look absolutely amazing. My family loves orange crush soda. I will have to give these a try.

  85. These cupcakes sound good and look cute. I will give these a try.

  86. Those cupcakes look delicious! We are huge cupcake fans and we love the Beatles…great combo for family night