Terry's Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

After having a disastrous day re-doing uni work I had lost, I decided to take a break from my studies and cheer myself up by baking some gorgeous cupcakes. After browsing for ideas of what flavour cupcakes to make, I decided to try some chocolate orange ones. Here is how I made them and what you will need if you want to make these yourself

Ingredients -
20g cocoa powder
100g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1 1/2tsp baking powder
40g unsalted butter
1 egg
100ml milk
1tsp orange flavouring

Ganache Frosting-
150g milk chocolate
175ml double cream
1/2-1tsp orange extract

* Makes approx 9 cakes.

Firstly pre-heat your oven to between gas mark 4 and 5 or 180 degrees.
Then line a cupcake tin with paper cases.

In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes fluffy and pale then add the orange extract. Crack the egg into a cup then slowly whisk it into the bowl, mixing as you are adding it in.

In a separate bowl sift the flour,cocoa powder and baking powder and give it a mix.

Now add go back to your other bowl of butter/sugar/egg/orange extract mixture and start adding the milk. Then finally add in the flour/cocoa/baking powder mixture and mix it all together.
You will then get a mixture that looks similar to the picture below - finally evenly distribute the mixture into the paper cases.

Once the mixture is in the cases place in the over and bake for approx 18 mins.
When they are ready to take out the oven take a cocktail stick or a knife and put it in the cake, if it comes out clean they are ready!
Take the cakes out of the tray and leave on the side to cool down.

For the topping  -

Break the chocolate into pieces into a bowl.

On the hob pour the cream into a saucepan and heat until hot.

Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and mix until the chocolate is melted. It should look like this :

When the chocolate and cream has melted add the orange extract and place in the fridge to cool, set and thicken up. It will eventually thicken for you to pipe it onto your cupcakes!
The finished cupcake! -

For my first attempt I am rather impressed with myself ha!
If you know any good cupcake recipies let me know and I will try them out :)
Lots of love,


EmilyGrace said...

Mmmmmm these look soooo yummy :D


Laura Gemma said...

Ah thanks babe, they taste so nice! Did not last long in my house at all ha!

Lovely blog btw hun.
Laura xox

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