Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

As most people will probably know, the UK is currently on Lockdown and has been for just over a week now. This has meant that I have had more time to experiment with some baking recipes which is something I've wanted to do for a while now. 

The first thing I chose to make was chocolate orange cupcakes!

What you need
40g butter/margarine
140g caster sugar
1 egg
100g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
1 1/2tsp baking powder
zest of 1 orange
orange juice to taste or orange zest


What to do...
Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5
Mix together the butter and sugar until well mixed.. add the eggs and mix well

this is where i added the orange zest however you could add this after the flour and cocoa powder has been added


Using a whisk add in the baking powder, flour and cocoa powder and mix until smooth - add in orange juice or orange extract to your desired taste and add extra flour/cocoa powder if the mix becomes too runny


Spoon the mixture into the paper cases making sure they are only half full

Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until they are well risen and cooked through (I usually use a skewer to test this)

Leave them to cool on a wire rack

cupcakes just out the oven
For the Buttercream
100g icing sugar
25g cocoa powder
10-15ml warm water
100g butter
zest of 1 orange
Orange Extract to taste
What to do...
Mix together the icing sugar, cocoa and water until you have a paste like consistency
Add the butter to the mixture and whisk until smooth, add some orange extract to taste and mix well
Add the mixture to a piping bag and pipe and decorate however you wish






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