Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with a Chocolate Orange Frosting… Lush!

What could be better to end the weekend with than Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with a Chocolate Orange Frosting? Devine Cupcakes with a rich flavour of Chocolate and Orange… 😀 Forget about everything which has to do with diet this weekend! Have two of them and indulge… 😀

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Recipe (makes 12)

Mixture

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 1 dl granulated sugar
  • 1/2 dl dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 dl plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 dl milk

Frosting

  • 300 g (2 1/3 cups) icing/confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 100 g (6 ½ tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 40 g (1/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

Muffins: 

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.

Place the paper cases on a baking sheet.

Stir the sugar and butter until fluffy in a bowl.

Add the eggs and continue to whisk.

Pour the vanilla extract, baking powder, cocoa powder, orange zest and flour into the bowl and whisk a bit.

Add the milk and continue mixing for a couple of minutes more until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the chocolate chips into the mixture and stir until everything is just incorporated.

Pour the mixture into the paper cases with help of a tablespoon.

Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes.

Allow to cool before you put the frosting on.

Frosting:

Beat the icing/confectioners’ sugar, butter, orange zest and cocoa in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on a medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.

Turn the mixer down to slow speed. Add the milk to the butter mixture a little at a time. Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed. Beat until the frosting is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes.

Cupcakes:

Pipe the chocolate frosting on top of the muffins and sprinkle them with orange zest.

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Happy Cupcake Baking Everyone!  😀

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with a Chocolate Orange Frosting… Lush!

  1. Tjusig bild och säkert gott!

    Den söndag, 3 november 2013 11:39 skrev Sugar and Spice Baking : WordPress.com Sugar and Spice Baking posted: “What could be better to end the weekend with than Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with a Chocolate Orange Frosting? Devine Cupcakes with a rich flavour of Chocolate and Orange… 😀 Forget about everything which has to do with diet this weekend! Have two of th”

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