These Citrus Cupcakes are the best cupcakes I have ever made! And I'm pretty good at baking cupcakes. I tweaked my traditional cupcake recipe and used a secret ingredient that made these super soft and fluffy. I was excited to share these with my kids who I knew would be ready for a yummy snack after some energetic outdoor play. 

The secret to these citrus cupcakes is Tampico Citrus Punch! It gives the cupcakes a burst of citrus flavor while making them super moist and fluffy! As an added bonus, you can enjoy drinking the Tampico Citrus Punch that you will have left over.

Since 1989, Tampico Beverages, Inc. has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality juice drinks. They have a variety drink flavors available in multiple sizes.

To make these delicious citrus cupcakes, simply mix the Tampico Citrus Punch into the batter. It's that easy!

Frost the cupcakes with your favorite frosting (I used store bought - don't tell!) and add an orange slice on top.

These citrus cupcakes made with Tampico will make a perfect after school snack for my kids. When they get home from school, I like to give them some time to play and decompress. They are always hungry after a play session.

One of my kids' favorite ways to decompress after school is to get outside, use their imaginations and engage in some active pretend play. My kids love the Captain Underpants book series and they often like to pretend they are superheros. You can imagine their excitement when they heard that Tampico is partnering with DreamWorks’ upcoming movie, Captain Underpants! The movie hits theaters June 2nd, 2017 and you can bet we will be in the audience.

Inspired by the upcoming Captain Underpants movie, they found some capes in our dress up bin (if you don't have any, a towel works too) and got ready to battle it out.

My kids wanted some superhero masks, which took all of 5 minutes to make. Simply draw a mask large enough for your child's face and cut some eye holes so that they can see. Tie some yarn to holes on the side of the mask and secure. Voilà! Instant superhero.

All this running around and saving the world made the kids tired and hungry. They headed inside to enjoy the citrus cupcakes I made and some refreshing Tampico Citrus Punch.

It was a hit all the way around. Let's face, it - saving the world is tough work, and a delicious snack with Tampico Beverages is just what my kids needed to “Unbottle Laffter” and refuel!

Tampico will be having some Facebook Superhero contests on their facebook page. Entry in the contest gives you a link to the Captain Underpants Prank Soundboard and an entry into the sweepstakes for the grand prize (two tablets—one for you and one for your little superheros!). There will also be prizes like family 4-packs of movie tickets. These contests are a great way to get your family involved in the fun of Tampico and Dreamworks' Captain Underpants! Like and follow Tampico on Facebook and stay tuned to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/drinktampico/

Citrus Cupcakes

Author: Vicky

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Tampico Citrus Punch
  • Orange slices cut into quarters

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Prepare cupcake pan with paper cupcake cups.
  2. Combine melted butter and sugar with a mixer. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Alternate adding flour mix and Tampico Citrus Punch to butter and sugar mixture in mixer while continuously mixing. Mix for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Fill each cupcake cup 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Mix some orange food coloring into vanilla frosting and pipe onto the cooled cupcakes. Add 1/4 of an orange slice to the top of each frosted cupcake.