Christmas Special: Chocolate And Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate and orange are one of those fabulous duos! These cupcakes are just perfect for any occasion and can be decorated accordingly for birthdays or for any other special occasion.

Ingredients

For cupcakes

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 3 nos. eggs
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 2 tbsp orange candied peels, chopped

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For frosting

  • 400 gm dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Method

For cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 170 ° Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • Sieve all-purpose flour along with baking powder and baking soda. Add chocolate chips and chopped orange candied peels to the mixture of dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • Take cream, butter, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add in orange extract and eggs, one at a time; mix well after each addition.
  • Add the mixture of dry ingredients to it; mix until all ingredients blend together; do not over-mix.
  • Pour or spoon the batter into the liners. Fill only ¾thof the cups to avoid the batter to spill over the sides or sink.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cooling completely before frosting.

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For frosting

  • Bring cream to just one boil. Remove it off heat and pour it right over chocolate chips. Allow it to sit for about 2-3 minutes so the chocolate chips melt in the warm cream. Finally, whisk it until the mixture comes together into a nice silky, smooth chocolate ganache.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes however you like. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

 Courtesy: Ayesha Kagzi

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Chocolate Cupcakes
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