Chocolate and orange is a really good combination. These chocolate orange cupcakes work really well with the orange zest. I also added some orange zest to the chocolate buttercream.
Ingredients for chocolate orange cupcakes (Makes 6)
80 grams self-raising flour
20 grams cocoa powder
60 grams butter
15 ml vegetable oil
70 grams sugar
zest of one small orange or orange flavour
4 tablespoons buttermilk
half teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
To decorate the chocolate orange cupcakes
Chocolate Buttercream (half of it, add some orange zest or orange flavour to it)
Chocolate orange chocolate to decorate (optional)
Method : Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
Pre-heat oven to 180 Celsius, prepare a cupcake tray with cupcake cases and put to one side.
Put the oil, butter, orange zest and sugar in a bowl and whisk together.
Add in the egg and whisk
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into the bowl
Add the buttermilk and mix until smooth
Divide the mixture into the cupcake tray
Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. Test with a toothpick after 15 minutes. If it comes out clean they are ready. Remove them from the oven, leave in the tray for 5-10 minutes. Remove and put on a cooling rack to cool completely
While the cupcakes are cooling make half of this chocolate buttercream which you will use to decorate the cupcakes. Add some orange zest or orange essence or flavour to the chocolate buttercream
Depending on how you pipe you may need more icing. If you do, just make more.
When the chocolate orange cupcakes have cooled, pipe the chocolate orange buttercream on top and place the chocolate on top.
You can dust with icing sugar (optional)
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