Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Hello Everyone!

Last week I went to The Warehouse to stock up on a few balls of wool and as I was heading to the checkout, I noticed some bags of mini Terrys chocolate orange pieces for only $3 and immediately picked one up as this is one of my favourite chocolates. I really wanted to use them in a blog post, but couldn’t quite decide what to make so I eventually settled on cupcakes as these are one of my absolute favourite things to bake. Let’s get started!

You Will Need:

  • 3/4 cup & 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 drops red food colouring
  • 3 drops yellow food colouring
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange essence

    What To Do:

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a cupcake tin with paper cases.
    2. Sift your dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add both sugars and stir well.
    3. Add the egg, vanilla essence, milk and oil and beat with an electric mixer until combined.
    4. Pour in the boiling water and mix until just combined. Keep in mind that the mixture will be very runny.
    5. Transfer the mixture into a large jug and pour into the cupcake cases until they are 3/4 full.
    6. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked.
    7. Remove from the oven and place onto a wire rack to cool.
    8. To make the icing, place your butter into a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer on a high speed until smooth.
    9. Add the icing sugar and mix slowly until a smooth icing starts to form.
    10. Add the orange essence and milk and mix on a high speed until you are happy with the consistency.
    11. Add in the food colouring and mix well until a solid colour forms.
    12. Using a star nozzle, pipe the icing into a swirl on the centre of each cooled cupcake.
    13. Place one piece of Terrys chocolate orange into the centre of the icing.

    I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I would love to see your recreations ๐Ÿ™‚


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