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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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Serves 12
Serves 12

About our Chocolate Orange Cupcakes recipe:

Treat yourself, your family and friends this Easter with our delicious chocolate orange cupcakes.

This classic flavour combination never fails to satisfy chocoholics - and the kids will love getting involved while you're baking.

15 ingredients8 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C, gas mark 5), and line a 12 bun muffin tin with muffin cases.

    2. Step 2

      Using a hand held electric whisk or freestanding mixer mix the butter, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt on a low speed until it is the texture of breadcrumbs.

    3. Step 3

      Put the egg in a jug and whisk by hand. Add the milk and orange extract and mix together.

    4. Step 4

      Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients & mix on low speed, gradually increasing to a medium speed until the consistency becomes smooth & thick.

    5. Step 5

      Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until ½ full. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until risen and springy to the touch.

    6. Step 6

      Leave to cool slightly and then place on a wire rack.

    7. Step 7

      To make the buttercream mix the icing sugar, cocoa and water by hand to form a paste, then add the butter, mixing slowly, then increase the speed to high and whisk until soft & fluffy. Add the orange extract and continue to mix.

    8. Step 8

      Fill a piping bag with the chocolate buttercream and pipe on top of the cooled cupcakes to decorate. To finish lightly grate some orange zest on top of the cupcakes or use chocolate decorations.


      • 100gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 40gCocoa powder 
      • 140gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 40gButter (unsalted) (softened) 
      • 1 tspSalt 
      • 0.5 tspOrange extract 
      • 1.5 tspBaking powder 
      • 1Egg(s) (free range) 
      • 120mlMilk (whole) 
    • For the buttercream

      • 100gSilver Spoon Icing sugar 
      • 25gCocoa powder 
      • 15mlWarm water 
      • 100gButter (unsalted) (softened) 
      • 0.5 tspOrange extract 
      • 1Orange (zest of) 

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    Beautiful recipe, made 12 good sized cupcakes however I needed to leave them in a lot longer on the low oven temp stated.

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