CHOCOLATE ORANGE CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE ORANGE BUTTERCREAM


Chocolate orange sponge topped with smooth chocolate orange buttercream and topped with a slice of Chocolate Orange – Chocolate Orange Heaven!

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 175 g soft margarine - or softened butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 75 g milk chocolate - choose something from the baking aisle in the supermarket as it will cope well with the heat in the oven without going grainy
  • ½ tbsp milk
  • 12 cupcake cases
  • Buttercream


  • 250 g unsalted butter - soft at room temperature
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 150 g milk chocolate - choose a chocolate from the baking aisle as this won’t go grainy when it’s melted
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • A little milk

To finish

  • 12 pieces of Chocolate Orange
  • Orange sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS

For the cupcakes

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan.
  2. Put your cupcake cases into a muffin tin.
  3. Grate the milk chocolate (75g).
  4. Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl (150g self-raising flour, 30g cocoa powder, 175g caster sugar, 3 large eggs, 175g soft margarine, 1 tsp orange extract, ½ tbsp milk and the grated chocolate) mix on a low speed until fully combined.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 cupcake cases (I use a cupcake scoop to help split it evenly).
  6. Full instructions visit @charlotteslivelykitchen

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