Orange and Chocolate Cupcakes

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Orange and Chocolate Cupcakes - what a party treat. Citrus flavoured cakes decorated with an orange butter icing and sprinkled with chocolate.

Orange and Chocolate Cupcakes

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time45 mins

Cakes
 100 g Margarine
 100 g Caster Sugar
 2 Eggs
 200 g Self Raising Flour
 1 Orange (Zest and Juice)
 3 tbsp Milk
Icing
 100 g Butter (softened)
 250 g Icing Sugar
 2 fl oz Orange Juice
 25 g Chocolate

1

Preheat your oven to 140ºC.

Prepare a muffin tray with 8 paper cases.

2

Take your orange, remove the zest and set to one side. Then squeeze the juice from the orange and again set to one side.

3

Add the caster sugar and margarine to a mixing bowl and beat vigourously until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to beat.

4

Add the flour, Orange Zest, Orange juice and milk, blending slowly until all the ingredients are consolidated.

5

Transfer the mixture equally into the paper cases and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked.

6

Meanwhile, in a clean mixing bowl, add the softened butter, icing sugar and orange juice and beat vigourously. Transfer the icing to an icing bag containing a star nozzle ready for piping.

7

Allow the cakes to fully cool. Pipe the icing onto the top of each cake and then grate the chocolate over the top.

Ingredients

Cakes
 100 g Margarine
 100 g Caster Sugar
 2 Eggs
 200 g Self Raising Flour
 1 Orange (Zest and Juice)
 3 tbsp Milk
Icing
 100 g Butter (softened)
 250 g Icing Sugar
 2 fl oz Orange Juice
 25 g Chocolate

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 140ºC.

Prepare a muffin tray with 8 paper cases.

2

Take your orange, remove the zest and set to one side. Then squeeze the juice from the orange and again set to one side.

3

Add the caster sugar and margarine to a mixing bowl and beat vigourously until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to beat.

4

Add the flour, Orange Zest, Orange juice and milk, blending slowly until all the ingredients are consolidated.

5

Transfer the mixture equally into the paper cases and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked.

6

Meanwhile, in a clean mixing bowl, add the softened butter, icing sugar and orange juice and beat vigourously. Transfer the icing to an icing bag containing a star nozzle ready for piping.

7

Allow the cakes to fully cool. Pipe the icing onto the top of each cake and then grate the chocolate over the top.

Orange and Chocolate Cupcakes

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