These cupcakes have a wonderful orange
flavor to them
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Grated zest of 1 orange
3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Beat butter and sugar until light
add the eggs and beat well.
add flour, baking powder, cocoa and
orange zest and beat until creamy.
Fill batter into paper liners and bake
for about 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Melt the chocolate over a double
boiler and let cool.
Beat butter, confectioner’s sugar
and cocoa until smooth.
Stir in the melted chocolate.
Pipe the frosting over the top of the
cupcakes and decorate with a piece
of orange peel.
Chocolate Orange Cupcake
Food + Styling By Paul lowe | PhotograPhy By FranCeS JaniSCh
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