Saturday, 18 June 2016

Chocolate orange cupcakes!

This week I thought I would share with you how to make my favourite chocolate orange cupcakes, yes they are as nice as they sound.

What you are going to need:
A mixing bowl
A spoon
Weighing scales
Piping bag and nozzle
Cupcake tin
Pan of hot water
Heatproof bowl
Cupcake cases
An oven(obvs)
Electric or olden days whisk 


For the cupcakes;
125g lightly salted butter
125g caster sugar
2 free range eggs
125g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 orange

for the icing and decorations;
100g of plain chocolate
100g unsalted butter
125g icing sugar
2 table spoons of cocoa powder
1 orange
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar

Let's get started!

Put your oven on to pre-heat at 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4

1. Measure out your ingredients and place your egg, flour, caster sugar, slightly salted butter, cocoa powder and baking power into your mixing bowl.

2. Grate your orange on the zest side of your grater to get all the zest off it, you want to keep grating until you get to the white and you will need the whole orange. (yes I know it's soo hard, have brake afterwards)

*brake time*

3. Place your orange zest in with the rest of the ingredients and it will look a little something like this.

4. Now get your electric or hand whisk and whisk it until it gets to a creamy moose like texture. (it does take a few minutes)

5. Get your Cupcake tin and place your cases into it, I have found this mixture makes about 12 cupcakes.

6. Place your mixture into the cases, one scoop in each case at a time so you don't spill it or run out of mixture. (Remember they will rise)

At this point it should be looking a little something like this.

7. Place your tins in the oven on the same shelf so they cook evenly for about 10-14 minutes depending on how fast your oven cooks things.

The icing and decoration

 While your cupcakes are baking you can be making your icing.

1. You first need to start off by melting your 100g of chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a hot pan of water.

2. While your chocolate is melting place your unsalted butter into a mixing bowl with the icing sugar and cocoa powder and mix together until it's all combined.

3. Your chocolate should be melted now so put it to one side to cool down to room temperature.

*Remove your cupcakes from the oven about now. *

If you want to buy candied orange slices then you pre buy and just skip to step 8 but if you are making everything from scratch then continue on 

4. You need to start by slicing your orange round so you get just the skin and a bit of piff and then slice it into the size you would like on your cupcakes.

5. You now need to boil the orange slices in water for 10 minutes this is to remove any bitterness from the orange.

6. Remove the orange from the pan and empty the water out and replace with one 1 cup of warm water and 1 cup of sugar mix this on heat until the water becomes clear and the sugar has dissolved.

7. Now heat until boiling and place your orange slices in for 10 minutes.
Once they have been in for 10 minutes remove and place on wire rack to cool for about 1 hour. Coating them in sugar after about 30 minutes.

8. Whilst your oranges are cooling down let's go back to the icing place your melted chocolate in with the rest of the icing mixture and mix until everything is combined.

9. Now it is time to ice the cupcakes, get a piping bag and nozzle and fill with your icing mixture and pipe on to the cupcakes.

10. Once your orange slices have cooled place them on the cupcake pushing them slightly in the icing to make them hold in place.

Ta-daa my orange slices are slightly on the large side but you can make yours smaller if you want.

Hopefully you will enjoy these delicious cupcakes and you can share them with all your friends and family or you can just eat them all yourself!

Let me know if you make them on here or on my social media!

Until Next Time



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