Chocolate orange cupcakes

Chocolate orange cupcakes
Orange and chocolate is a winning combination and works really well in this recipe. These cupcakes are perfect for birthday parties.

For the cupcakes:

120g plain flour

140g caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

40g unsalted butter

50g dark chocolate, melted

1 free-range egg

125ml milk

Juice of 1 orange

3 tbsp granulated sugar

For the buttercream:

125g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

250g icing sugar

2-3 tbsp milk

50g melted white chocolate

Zest of 1 orange

100g orange flavoured chocolate

Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Place paper cases in a 12-hole muffin tin. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder together in a food processor. Tip in the butter and continue to pulse until combined.

Whisk the melted chocolate, egg and milk together in a bowl.

Mix the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture.

Put the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden-brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Mix the orange juice and granulated sugar together in a bowl. Pour the orange juice mixture over the cupcakes while warm and leave to fully cool.

For the white chocolate and orange buttercream, Mix the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Gently stir in the icing sugar and continue to beat for 3-5 minutes. Mix in the milk, melted chocolate and orange zest.

Decorate the cupcakes with the buttercream

Serves
12

Main ingredients
Flour, Chocolate

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Special Info
Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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