Chocolate Orange Cupcakes [VIDEO]

by Nata
Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are moist and chocolaty, enhanced to the brim with orange flavor. Watch the video recipe below and see how these tasty cupcakes are easy to make!

As I have said, I am a huge fan of baking. I love everything related to the dough. Among my favorite recipes are Cinnamon Muffins, Peach Galette with a Frangipane Cream, Banana Muffins, Lemon Poppyseeds Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins, Pistachio Poppy Seed Cake, and many more recipes to anyone’s taste you can find on our blog.

Chocolate Orange CupcakesThese rich in chocolate and orange flavor cupcakes will make anyone addicted. Oranges add so much flavor to this dessert. Citruses also balance the sweetness of the dessert nicely.

If you are a chocolate fan, once you try these muffins recipes, the result will not disappoint you, as the muffins come moist and filling.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

These chocolate orange cupcakes are the perfect snack for picnics or parties. Decorate muffins with frosting, and they will serve you a festive dessert for the holidays! I guarantee that these rich chocolate orange cupcakes will become a show-stopper dessert.

Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Cupcakes:

Chocolate Orange CupcakesThese luxurious chocolate orange cupcakes recipe requires just a few ingredients, and you might only have some on hand. So, below I will leave you the short list of products you will need:

  • All-purpose flour – my recipe uses all-purpose flour, but you can use gluten-free flour to your liking. Also, you can substitute half of AP flour with almond or rice flour. To get fluffy cupcakes, make sure you correctly measure and sift the flour.
  • Chocolate – always use high-quality dark chocolate. In case you do not accept dark chocolate, simply use milk chocolate.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

  • Cocoa – the same thing I will say about cocoa – opt for ​​unsweetened high-quality cocoa powder.
  • Sugar – the cupcakes are made with brown sugar, but it can be easily substituted with any other sugar.
  • Butter – melted unsalted butter is what you need for this recipe. Butter makes cupcakes fluffy and moist.
  • Eggs – fresh room temperature egg.
  • Heavy Cream – you will need qualitative high-fat heavy cream.
  • Baking Powder
  • Orange juice and zest – use fresh and sweet oranges.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

  • Dry Fruits – the best choice is candied orange peels. Otherwise, skip them or use any candied fruits you have.
  • Salt – this recipe requires just a small pinch of salt. I recommend not skipping it, as it enhances the chocolate flavor.

For note: all ingredients should be at room temperature. Also, to get perfect airy, soft, and moist cupcakes, make sure you do not overmix the batter.

How to make Chocolate Orange Cupcakes?

I adore making gorgeous and versatile cupcakes. I wanted these chocolate cupcakes to taste decadent and chocolatey, as you can only imagine. The batter is made with high-quality dark chocolate, freshly squeezed orange juice and freshly grated orange zest.

Chocolate Orange CupcakesCombine the sugar and zest of one orange in a mixing bowl. Pour over the melted unsalted butter. Mix well to incorporate, and then stir in eggs one at a time. Next, squeeze over the egg mixture juice of one orange.

In a separate bowl, sift flour and combine with cocoa powder, baking powder, and a small pinch of salt.

Now, gently incorporate dry ingredients with the egg mixture. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate. Slowly stir in melted chocolate and then heavy cream. In the end, add in candied fruit. Scrape down the bowl’s sides, ensuring all ingredients are well combined.

Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

Chocolate Orange CupcakesGrease muffin pan with butter. Spoon the batter into the muffin cup, almost full. Send to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. As each oven is individual, and to ensure you do not overbake the cupcakes, check them for doneness with a toothpick after 15 minutes.

Once baked, cool the muffins on the wire rack.

Once the chocolate orange cupcakes have cooled, decorate them with your favorite frosting or sprinkle some freshly shredded orange zest.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Nata
Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are moist and chocolaty, enhanced to the brim with orange flavor. Watch the video recipe below and see how these tasty cupcakes are easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine World
Servings 8 muffins
Calories 387 kcal

Equipment

  • muffin pan

Ingredients
  

  • 5 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 stick butter or 1/2 cup
  • 3/4 -1 cup sugar
  • juice of one orange
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 heavy cream
  • 1/3 - 1/4 cup candied fruits

Instructions
 

  • Combine the sugar and zest of one orange in a mixing bowl. Pour over the melted unsalted butter. Mix well to incorporate, and then stir in eggs one at a time. Next, squeeze over the egg mixture juice of one orange.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour and combine with cocoa powder, baking powder, and a small pinch of salt.
  • Now, gently incorporate dry ingredients with the egg mixture. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate. Slowly stir in melted chocolate and then heavy cream. In the end, add in candied fruit. Scrape down the bowl's sides, ensuring all ingredients are well combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  • Grease muffin pan with butter. Spoon the batter into the muffin cup, almost full. Send to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. As each oven is individual, and to ensure you do not overbake the cupcakes, check them for doneness with a toothpick after 15 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate orange cupcakes have cooled, decorate them with your favorite frosting or sprinkle some freshly shredded orange zest.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 449IUCalcium: 51mgIron: 3mg
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