• Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Number of servings

Cupcake ingredients

  • 3 Sunkist® Navel oranges, zested
  • 1 box yellow or vanilla cake mix 
  • 1 cup water
  • .5 cup avocado or vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

Frosting ingredients

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • .25 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 garnishes: chocolate drops, mini marshmallows, dried citrus peel
  • 1 special tool: No. 1 or No. 2 round piping tip



  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Start by zesting 3 Navel oranges. Set 1 tablespoon of zest aside for the frosting (and save the oranges for another recipe!)
  3. Into a bowl add the remaining zest, cake mix, water, avocado oil, eggs and mix until smooth and there are no lumps, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Fill cupcake tins with liners and pour batter into liners about ¾ of the way full.
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.



  1. Into a bowl, cream together butter, sugar and salt.
  2. Slowly add in maple syrup. Mix in orange zest.
  3. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until smooth but keeps its shape.
  4. Put frosting in piping bag fitted with a No. 1 or No. 2 round tip.
  5. Pipe long strings of frosting over and over again to mimic the shape of spaghetti.
  6. Garnish with chocolate drops, marshmallows and candied citrus peel. Enjoy!