Friday, 9 September 2011

Friday Treats- Chocolate Orange cupcakes


Hi Everybody
Terry's Chocolate orange is one of my favorite treats! And I was looking for recipes and when I found this I got really excited because I had never seen anything like it! So I tried them out, and lets just say they didn't look quite as good as the picture above but they were very yummy so I defiantly recommend this recipe!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes
  • 120g/4oz plain flour
  • 140g/5oz caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking power
  • 40g/1½oz unsalted butter
  • 50g/2oz dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 125ml/4fl oz milk
  • 1 orange, juice only
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
For the white chocolate and orange butter cream
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g/9oz icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 50g/1¾oz white chocolate, melted
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • 100g/3½oz orange chocolate

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until combined.
  3. Whisk the melted chocolate, egg and milk together in a jug.
  4. Stir the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix the orange juice and granulated sugar together in a bowl. Carefully pour the orange juice mixture over the warm cakes and set aside to cool completely.
  7. For the white chocolate and orange butter cream, beat the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Carefully stir in the icing sugar and continue to beat for five minutes. Beat in the milk, melted chocolate and orange zest.
  8. Decorate the cupcakes with the butter cream.
  9. Use a sharp knife to make chocolate shavings from the orange chocolate and use them to decorate the cupcakes.
Hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did! Thanks for reading! Please follow ;)


Gabby xx

1 comment: