Orange and chocolate cupcakes

6 servings
10 min
18 min
These easy and simple cupcakes have a divine combination of orange and chocolate with vanilla sponge as a base.The tangy filling is laced with orange liqueuer and frosted with chocolate butter cream.


Number of serving: 6
170 g Flour

225 g Sugar

1 1/2 t baking powder

a pinch salt

225g unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

100 gms orange marmalade

2-3 Tbsp orange liqueur

140 gms softened butter

350 gms icing sugar

50 gms cocoa

50 ml milk


  • Preheat oven to 180 C degrees.
    Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined.
    Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
    In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla
  • With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat.

    Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
    Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • FiIlling: Loosen the marmalade with orange liqueur or warm water.
  • Using an electric mixer,combine cocoa,icing sugar and butter.Gradually add the milk on low speed. Once incorporated, increase the speed and beat till light and fluffy.
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled down, make a hollow in the center of the cupcakes with a sharp knife. Spoon the filling and replace the cut-out sponge and press down gently.
  • The frosting/icing can either be piped on the cupcakes or spoon a generous amount onto each cupcake and gently smooth over with the palette knife.





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