Walnut, Orange and Dark Chocolate Chunky Cupcakes

Last week was a big cupcake baking week, with visitors and birthdays I made 72 cupcakes this week. So the first recipe I want to share follows a similar theme to my last one but with a little twist (to make it even better). Here is my recipe for Walnut, Orange and Dark Chocolate Chunky Cupcakes:

Ingredients

  • 175g of Butter
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Flour
  • ½ tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50g of Crushed Walnuts
  • 100g of Dark Chocolate
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 4tsp of Orange Juice
  • 50g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Cocoa
Walnut, Orange and Dark Chocolate Chunky Cupcakes
Walnut, Orange and Dark Chocolate Chunky Cupcakes

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (Fan) and put your cupcake cases into your tray
  2. Sift the sugar into a bowl and add 100g of the butter and cream until smooth
  3. Then sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and mix until crumbly
  4. Then add the eggs and whisk until smooth
  5. Finally add the walnuts and dark chocolate (broken into chunks), orange zest and juice and stir
  6. Then spoon into your cupcake cases and bake for 12-15 minutes until cooked (the best way to tell is to gently push the cupcake and if it springs back, it is ready)
  7. Once the cupcakes have cooled you can start on the frosting
  8. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and add the remaining butter
  9. Cream together until smooth
  10. You can then use a palette knife or icing bag to decorate your cupcakes!

The basic difference in these Walnut, Orange and Dark Chocolate Chunky Cupcakes is the orange sponge, opposed to the chocolate sponge before. I think, possibly dangerously, it improves these cupcakes. It makes them lighter and a little less sickly, which unfortunately or not means you can eat twice as many!!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Zoe Bordelon says:

    Wooow this sounds amazing!!

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