Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

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Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 box (15 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Zest from one large orange
  • 24 paper muffin liners
  • Sugared Cranberries - optional

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese - softened
  • 1 stick butter - softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Coarsely chop cranberries.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low speed just until combined. Then, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Fold in chopped cranberries and the orange zest. Put liners in muffin tins. Fill cups two-thirds of the way.
  • Bake cupcakes in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.
  • Cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting.
  • It looks really pretty when you decorate the top of each cupcake with a few Sugared Cranberries
  • Edible glitter from a cake decorating store sprinkled on top makes them sparkle.
  • So pretty!
  • Refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions:

  • Use a mixer to beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
  • Gradually add 3 cups of powdered sugar and beat until smooth. if it's not the right consistency, add a bit more powdered sugar.
  • Use a knife or piping bag to frost cupcakes.


To make it easy, I use a food processor to chop the cranberries.  Just pulse a couple times.  


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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