Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes Recipe

Today I made chocolate orange cupcakes with a Terry's chocolate orange segment on top. It's my sisters 16th birthday and I make cupcakes every year so after getting a new recipe book and cupcake tray today I decided to try one out!

To make 24 cupcakes -

Ingredients for the cupcake base :
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 75g melted chocolate
  • 250g caster sugar
  • Grated rind of half a large orange
  • 4 tablespoons of orange juice

Ingredients for the icing:
  • 220g unsalted butter
  • 450g icing sugar
  • Grated rind of half a large orange
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice

Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and then place 24 bun cases into a muffin tray.
Step 2 - Break up the chocolate into squares and place in a dish to melt over a saucepan of boiling water. Leave to sit, stirring occasionally.
Step 3 - Put the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs and butter into a large mixing bowl and mix together. I usually break up the butter into small squares so it's easier to mix.
Step 4 - Next add the grated rind and squeeze out 4 tablespoons of the juice of the orange and mix together.
Step 5 - Spoon mixture into the cases and place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the top of the cupcake springs back when lightly pressed. Once ready, remove from the tray and leave to cool.
Step 6 - Break up the butter into small pieces and place into mixing bowl . Beat until it has a smoother texture, adding a spoonful of icing sugar at a time. Once mixed completely, add in the orange rind and the orange juice. If the orange flavour isn't strong enough, feel free to add in another spoonful of juice.
Step 7 - Using a piping bag or tool, swirl the icing on the top centre, and decorate with a segment of Terry's chocolate orange. You could also sprinkle some of the extra rind on top.
Step 8 - Eat and enjoy!


  1. Omg, yuuuuuuum! -wipes drool from mouth- There goes my diet!

    1. They were pretty tasty if I do say so myself! And from looking at your photos you most definitely do not need to diet!


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