Chocolate orange cupcakes : Blogmas day 1

Hi everyone, I have decided that I am going to be uploading a Blog post everyday starting from today (1st of December) up until the 25th of December, so I guess I’m kinda doing Blogmas. I am SOOO excited about this and I hope you all like reading them just as much as I like writing them.


As you have probably gathered from the title I am going to be kick starting Blogmas with this recipe for some chocolate orange cupcakes. I have previously made a chocolate orange cheesecake and it was delicious so I thought, why not make some cupcakes this year and change it up a bit.


Ingredients for the cupcakes:

  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 150g Butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 100g Milk chocolate chips
  • 150g self-raising flour, sifted – or the same amount of flour plus 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milky

Ingredients for the chocolate orange buttercream:

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 250g-300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 chocolate orange melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons of double cream or milk


Step 1

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/ 160 Fan / Gas Mark 4 and line the cupcake holder with 12 cupcake cases.

Step 2: Cupcakes

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla and stir until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time, then toss in the chocolate chips and flower. Adjust the consistency of the batter with milk.

Step 3

  • Scoop 2 teaspoons of batter into the cupcake paper cases and then place in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once cooked, allow to cool for around 5 minutes and then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4: The Buttercream

  • Whilst the chocolate is melting beat the butter, icing and vanilla together until it appears light and creamy. Once it is creamy add in the melted chocolate and mix until it is fully combined.

Step 5

  • Fill the icing bag with buttercream and fit the nozzle. Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake in circular motions and then decorate as you wish. I went for the orange popping candy and pieces of Terry’s chocolate orange.


Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this.

Shannon x

Let me know if any of you make these!! I want to know how you got on and if you found them as delicious as I did.

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