orange moscato cupcakes sitting on a white cake stand, there are also a few cupcakes sitting on the table. In the background there is a bottle of moscato and two wine glasses.

Orange Moscato Cupcakes

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 18-24 1x


These orange Moscato cupcakes are like mimosa in a cupcake! Perfect for your next brunch, whip up a batch of these orange Moscato cupcakes featuring Missouri wine. 

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  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cup Missouri St. James Moscato
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest

Orange Moscato Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter – softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Moscato
  • 4 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. orange zest


  1. Preheat oven according to cake box directions. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix, Moscato, and orange zest. Stir to combine. 
  3. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill to about 3/4 of the way full. 
  4. Bake according to cake box directions. 
  5. When finished baking, remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool. 
  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, combine all of the orange Moscato buttercream ingredients; beat on medium until smooth. If the icing is too thick, add more Moscato 1 tsp. at a time. If the icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time. 
  7. Frost cupcakes using a piping bag and Wilton 2D tip, or simply frost with a butterknife, whichever you prefer.


Don’t panic, this recipe does not use the egg or the oil from the box mix directions. 

  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: orange moscato cupcakes, cupcakes, dessert, Missouri wine