Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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Serves 1 - 12

Light and fun Cupcakes with a citrus twist, Perfect for cold winter days.

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  • Ingredients for 12 Cupcakes
  • 115g Plain Flour
  • 3tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • Juice of 1 large Orange
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 an Orange
  • 100ml Smoothie Kiwi, Apple & Lime Smoothie
  • 3tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 1/2tsp White Wine Vinegar
  • For the Icing
  • 100g Butter at room temperature
  • 200g Icing Sugar
  • 1tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 an Orange


    1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases. Sift the Flour, Cocoa Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda into a large bowl. Sift in the sugar and stir to combine. Make a well in the center.
    2. In a separate jug mix together the Orange Juice, Orange Zest, Oil, Smoothie and White Wine Vinegar. Pour this into the Flour. The Mixture will be quite wet and gooey. Spoon the mixture into 12 Cupcake cases and bake in the center of the oven for for 25 mins
    3. Take the Cakes out of the oven and check they are cooked through. If a skewer or knife comes out clean they are ready. Allow to cool on a wire rack
    4. For the Icing
    5. To decorate, beat the softened Butter, Icing Sugar and Cocoa together until dark and smooth. (An electric whisk will make this much quicker) Beat in the Orange zest. If it feels to stiff add a little orange juice to help it mix better.
    6. To decorate. Spread the icing smoothly onto the cooled cakes or use a piping bag to create a swirl on the top.
    7. Eat and enjoy

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