Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

Cakey, crumbly, tender cupcakes are kind of perfect for any occasion. For the office birthday, baby shower, breakfast treat, afternoon snack — cupcakes just hit right.

These Snickerdoodle Shakeology cupcakes will hit you with both amazing flavor and powerful superfood nutrition.

Creamy vanilla with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger blend perfectly with the bright sweet/tart combo of cranberry and orange.

Add a dollop of cream cheese frosting on top and it’s *chef’s kiss*!

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Snickerdoodle Shakeology

Indulge in a feel-good superfood dessert that tastes just like cinnamon-sugar cookies.

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Cranberry Orange Cupcakes

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Snickerdoodle Shakeology
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings, 1 cupcake each
Calories 198 kcal


  • Muffin liners
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3 scoops Snickerdoodle Shakeology
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup / 60 ml unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. finely grated orange peel (orange zest)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. / 90 g reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • tsp. coconut sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180 °C). Line a muffin pan with 6 muffin liners; lightly coat with spray.

  2. Add banana to a medium mixing bowl; mash with a fork. Add Shakeology, eggs, applesauce, cranberries, orange peel, and baking soda. Stir to combine.

  3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin liners.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. While cupcakes bake, add cream cheese, almond milk, and sugar to a small mixing bowl; beat to combine.

  6. Let cupcakes cool completely. Divide cream cheese frosting evenly among cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

Gluten-Free (GF), Protein Power (P), Vegetarian (VG)

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.*

* Total Sugar 11 g, Added Sugar  g

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 442mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
½ Purple
½ Red
½ Blue

2B Mindset Plate It!
Enjoy 2 servings (2 cupcakes) to make a complete breakfast.