August 14, 2018

2 Ingredient Dreamsicle Cupcakes

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Growing up, a sweet summer treat was always a Dreamsicle Float. Sure, your standard root beer float is always a great choice, but for me, the Dreamsicle was where the memories were made. These are timeless summer memories I have of my family and the fun we had on the front porch on crisp summer nights.
In honor of my childhood, I wanted to put a twist on that classic treat and make a Dreamsicle Cupcake featuring Orange Crush. That citrus flavor and bright pop of freshness is undeniable. Right now, Crush has been released in glass bottles for even more of a throwback feel. I also love that it is made with real sugar.
The thing I love about this cupcake is that it is 2 ingredients. You heard me right – 2!
These pack just enough orange flavor and the pairing with vanilla frosting is just over the top. How easy were those cupcakes with 2 ingredients! You could even do this with root beer or any other Crush variety.  I love that I had a little helper in the kitchen making fun memories. I hope she’ll remember these fun days when she grows up.
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These would be perfect for bake sales, girls night out, potlucks – you name it! I also love that there are so many creative options to make these. I bet you could even do chocolate cake for an orange chocolate cake. I’m getting a Christmas vibe right there!
So tell me, what are some of your favorite throwback treats that just scream good memories to you?
2 Ingredient Dreamsicle Cupcakes
Yield: 12 Cupcakes

2 Ingredient Dreamsicle Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Quick and easy 2 ingredient cupcakes that are so easy and equally delicious.


  • 1 Box of Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 Bottle of Crush Orange Soda (12 oz)
  • Favorite Vanilla Frosting - Store Bought or Homemade
  • Candied Orange Slices
  • Mint for Garnish (Optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. In a bowl, combine box of cake mix and bottle of Crush Orange.
  3. Stir to combine 2-3 minutes.
  4. Divide mix into 12 even greased or muffin cup lined pan.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes until center comes clean with a toothpick. Cool
  6. Frost cupcakes with the frosting of your choice.  I love this recipe.
  7. Then garnish with a candied orange slice and mint and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g, occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


3 responses to “2 Ingredient Dreamsicle Cupcakes”

  1. These sound and look amazing! My favorite snowcone growing up was Dreamsicle, so I know I will love these! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love any and all orange soda so these are right up my alley!

  3. Sarah says:

    Yum! We're going to have to try these!

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