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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Moist chocolate orange cupcakes topped with chocolate orange buttercream and a piece of Terry's chocolate orange
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 469kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread softened, unsalted
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 2 tsp Orange extract
  • 150 g Self raising flour
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • A pinch of baking powder

For the buttercream

  • 200 g Butter softened, unsalted
  • 350 g Icing sugar
  • 50 g Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Orange extract
  • 1 ½ tsp Milk

For decoration

  • 12 segments of Terry's chocolate orange
  • Orange sprinkles optional


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases
  • For the cupcake sponge, mix together the butter and caster sugar, ideally using an electric mixer, until smooth and fluffy
  • Add the eggs and orange extract and whisk them in well
  • Then gently whisk in the self raising flour, baking powder and cocoa powder
  • Divide the mixture between the cupcakes cases, and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Put them on a rack to cool completely
  • Make the buttercream by mixing together the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar, then add the orange extract and milk, and mix until smooth. You can do this by hand, but an electric whisk are stand mixer with paddle attachment will provide the best results. If the buttercream is too stiff, you can add a little more milk
  • Spread or pipe the buttercream on top of the cupcakes
  • Decorate with the Terry's chocolate orange segments and orange sprinkles
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days



Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg