Orange and chocolate cupcakes

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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.


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


Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

FiIlling: Loosen the marmalade with orange liqueur or warm water.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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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Posted the 29/01/2014, 11:52


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