Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

So here Is my first bake for my blog,I thought it should be cupcakes since my blog IS called my cupcake habit . 
I love a chocolate orange combo and wanted to put it in cupcake form. The chocolate butter cream was rich and tasted like Terry's chocolate orange. Yummy chocolatey orangeyness and THEIR NOT Terry's THEIR MINE! 

Recipe for the orange sponge
6oz  flour
6oz butter
6 oz sugar
3 eggs 
1 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of orange extract

  1. Preheat your oven gas mrk 4 and line your cupcake tray with cases.
  2.  Cream butter and sugar for about 5min till light and fluffy in a bowl I use an electric whisk. The longer u beat these two the lighter + fluffier your cupcakes will be!
  3. Then mix in your beaten eggs 1 at time mixing each 1 in as you ago.
  4. Now sift your flour and baking powder in to the mixture and fold in the flour along with 2tsp of orange extract, remember not to over mix as that will result in denser cupcake. Stop when everything is incorporated and spoon the mix in to your cupcake cases filling up 3/4 of the way.
  5. Bake for 20 min, cupcakes are done when a toothpick comes out clean.

For the choc orange buttercream
100g of butter
200g of icing sugar
70 g of cocoa powder I used sainsbury's  100% cocoa powder= very chocolatey.

Mix all the ingredients togther untill fluffy. If a little thick add a splash milk, keep going till your happy with the consistency.
I had my twin hold a tea towel around the bowl to stop the icing suagr +c powder flying every where. 
A yummy messy business this. 

Lastly I piped on rose swirls on with a small star shaped nozzel...start in middle and pipe out.  x


  1. These look lovely! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've subscribed/followed your blog :O)

  2. Thank you, and thanks for following me! chuck some hazelnuts on top and they might taste like your macaroons:)

  3. Beautiful! Your icing is wonderful!

  4. thank you very much Mrs Deer,the rose piping is favourite kind.