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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. Liz Liz

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

  3. I love it! Thanks for recipe 🙂

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

  5. 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.)

  6. Sia Sia

    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! 🙂

  7. 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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