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Quick Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Fabulous quick chocolate orange cupcake recipe that is moist and a little bit brownie like with a crinkled flat top ready to decorate.


  • 120 g plain flour

  • 2 tbs *dark dutch process cocoa

  • .75 tsp baking powder

  • 1 x 100g block Lindt Excellence Orange Intense chopped

  • 170 g butter

  • 215 g sugar

  • 3 large eggs room temperature


  • 1.

    Pre heat oven to 180C / 160c fan forced line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners

  • 2.

    Sift together flour, cocoa & baking powder, set aside. Place the butter & chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stir frequently until chocolate mix is melted and smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.

  • 3.

    Use a wooden spoon to stir the sugar into the chocolate mixture & mix until combined. Stir in eggs, one at a time until incorporated. Fold in the flour mixture, until there is no traces of flour, but do be careful not to overmix.

  • 4.

    Divide the batter between the 12 paper liners, bake 20 to 24 minutes, test with skewer, be careful not to over bake. Remove to a cooling rack for 5 minutes before removing cupcakes from pan to cool completely.

  • 5.

    Frost with orange frosting, orange icing, chocolate or chocolate orange frosting.

  • 6.

    Cakes keep up to 3 days in a covered container.


*you can use any cocoa you have, the dutch process cocoa gives you a deep dark chocolate colour & is less bitter than standard cocoa.
*swap the orange chocolate for mint for choc mint cupcakes.

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Posted by Scarlet DevilReport
Anything with Lindt sounds great to me!!!