Orange Sunrise Cupcakes {Dairy-Free}

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Last week I shared the super delicious adults-only Tequila Sunrise Cake.  But there were children at that party, so I decided to make some kid-friendly (and lactose intolerant-friendly) cupcakes!

The cupcakes fit right in with the fun, beachy party d├ęcor and the guests loved the swirled colors inside the cupcakes.

Orange Sunrise Cupcakes {Dairy Free}
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe

1 package yellow cake mix (check to make sure mix is DF)
3 eggs
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp (7 oz) canola oil
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp orange extract
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.

Combine all of the ingredients (except for the food coloring) into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix on low until combined, then switch to medium and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Separate the batter evenly into 3 separate bowls (about 2 cups of batter per bowl).  Tint the first bowl orange, the second bowl orange-red, and the third bowl red.  

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins.  Place about 1 tablespoon of red batter on the bottom of each muffin cup.  Follow with the red-orange batter and orange batter.  Bake the cupcakes for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Move immediately to wire racks and cool completely.  Frost with buttercream frosting and decorate with mini cocktail umbrellas.

Makes 24 cupcakes


  1. Love it! If you didnt already I would love you to post this at my Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party over at my blog

  2. Yummy! I love orange flavor, and these cupcakes look great :)

  3. I've never tried orange flavored cake before - going to have to pin this for future reference!

  4. These are so cute! I'm sure the kids loved them!! The colors are great!!

    I'd love to invite you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays! These week is all about desserts so feel free to share any others you have! That tequila sunrise cake sounds a-mazing!!

    Have a great Monday!

  5. These look delisious, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)


  6. I really like that these are dairy-free! They look really good and they are so colorful. Thank you for sharing this one on Tasty Thursday too :)

  7. You were a Tasty Treasure:


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