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Choco-orange cupcakes

Choco-orange cupcakes.


for the cakes

  • 250gr. self-rising flour
  • 125gr. butter, room temp.
  • 120ml. milk
  • 200gr. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 60gr. white chocolate chips


for the frosting

  • 100gr. butter
  • 200gr. cream cheese
  • 300gr. icing sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract or 1/3 vanilla pod
  • zest of one orange
  • 1,5 tbsp  ginger powder


the cakes

  1. Preheat the oven, air 170 °C.
  2. In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add the milk, cacao powder and orange juice.
  5. Add the flour gradually.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
  7. Fill baking cups 2/3 full and bake for 18–20 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick in the center of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, your cupcakes are ready.
  8. Wait til they cool down before decorating with the frosting.


the frosting

  1. Mix the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla (extract or seeds), ginger and orange zest.
  3. Add the icing sugar gradually.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until the cupcakes cool down.


choco-orange cupcakes

Choco-orange cupcakes

Published in Recipes Sweet Tooth


  1. Chocolate and orange… a perfect combination! Your frosting with those little specks of orange zest looks incredibly yummy!!

  2. Love it that you give measurements in grams (metric measurements), phew!!!

  3. These are such yummy looking cupcakes! Your orange frosting looks so delicious and I love the choc and orange combo!

  4. Lovely photos! I’ve put orange zest in cream cheese frosting before, too… it’s the best! (And I bet it would go especially well with chocolate cupcakes like these.)

  5. WOW! You recipe photos look amazing Eleni. Can you send me one of those choc-orange cupcakes in the mail?? I’ll be waiting…

    • elenianag elenianag

      Sure I can! 🙂

  6. Looks fabulous Eleni! Wow I must try these. I love love oranges and chocolate. Bravo sou!

    • elenianag elenianag

      Thank you Krystina! 🙂

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