Wednesday, 2 November 2011

There not Terry's there my chocolate orange cupcakes

Makes 12

Ingredients for the sponge
4oz Caster Sugar
4oz Butter or Margarine
3.5oz Self Raising Flour
0.5 oz Cocoa Powder
2 eggs
Ingredients for the icing
2oz Butter
6oz Icing sugar
Orange food colouring
Orange flavouring
Chocolate orange to decorate

Firstly turn your oven onto 180oC, Whilst your oven is heating cream the butter and sugar together. I prefer to use an electric whisk I find it speeds up the process and makes a lighter mixture. Once the sugar and butter are creamed together beat in the eggs one at a time. The flour and cocoa powder can now be sieved and mixed in. The mixture will now be ready to spoon into individual cases. These will take 18-22 minutes depending on your oven so keep an eye on them and when they are spongy to touch they will be ready or insert a metal skewer into the centre it should come out clean.

Once your cakes are cooked and cooled you can begin the icing. Whisk the butter and icing sugar together. Then add orange colouring usually a drop will do but you can make the colour however strong you want the same goes for the orange essence add as much or as little as you want. Pipe the icing onto the cool cakes and then top with a slice of chocolate orange....

 et voila! delicious chocolate orange cupcakes.


  1. This is not a question related to the orange cupcakes, so I hope that's okay.I have been looking for more than a week, in cookbooks, magazines and on the Internet, for a rocky road candy recipe that uses expensive milk chocolate, toasted almonds, large marshmallows and cocoa butter. Those were the only things somebody told me that were in their secret recipe. But I cannot find any recipe in which cocoa butter is added to the chocolate. Do you know of any?

  2. I havnt tried using cocoa butter before, ordinarily I would use 100g dark chocolate (70%minimum) and 100g of butter and melt these together with 5 tbsp of golden syrup. Then add these to 325g of nuts, marshmallows, biscuit and dried fruits measured out to your tastes if you like lots of nuts put more in instead of fruit etc. Then stick it in a tray and put it in the fridge to set. You could try replace butter with cocoa butter but im not sure how it would turn out. :-)