Delicious Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange CupcakesCupcakes are a cute and fun substitution for a cake for almost any function you attend. Instead of cutting individual slices of cake for people, they can simply have a cupcake.

When it comes to cupcakes, it’s also fun to mess with flavor combinations. You can make maple bacon cupcakes, wasabi ginger cupcakes, mint green tea cupcakes, or chocolate orange cupcakes.

Chocolate oranges can be found in stores and they taste amazing. Well now, you can put it in a cupcake and make a delicious dessert for any occasion.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • Orange juice (instead of water in cake mix)
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of diced candied orange peels

To make the cupcakes, mix the cake mix as instructed on the box substituting the orange juice for the water. Toss the chocolate chips with the flour and fold it in to the cake mixture along with the candied orange peels. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill with mixture according to package instructions. Bake and let cool on a wire rack before frosting.

Frosting

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of limoncello (or lemon juice for minors)
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 zested orange
  • ¼ cup of finely diced candied orange peel for garnish

Combine all the ingredients except the candied orange peel and mix with a hand mixer beat until smooth. Spread on cooled cupcakes and add candied orange peel as a garnishment.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with White Chocolate and Orange Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

  • ½ cup of flour
  • 5oz of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 ½ oz of unsalted butter
  • 2 oz of melted dark chocolate
  • 1egg
  • 4 fl oz of milk
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F before mixing together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Once combined add the butter. Whisk melted chocolate, egg, and milk in separate bowl before adding to the dry mixture. Spoon into cupcake tins and bake for 15-20 minutes. When cupcakes are starting to cool, combine orange juice and granulated sugar in a bowl and carefully pour it over the warm cupcakes and set them aside letting them cool completely.

Frosting

  • 4 ½ oz of softened, unsalted butter
  • 9 oz of icing sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 ¾ oz of melted white chocolate
  • 1 zested orange
  • 3 ½ oz of orange chocolate

Beat the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Carefully add in the icing sugar and beat for five minutes. Beat in the milk, melted chocolate and orange zest then decorate your cupcakes.

Cupcakes can be made in any flavor, and it’s always good to try something new with orange chocolate cupcakes.

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