Chocolate Chip Birthday Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Frosting

I was invited to my friends birthday BBQ here in Berlin and knew I would take along some cupcakes as a surprise for her, this was ruined when she messaged to ask me if I could take some cupcakes to the BBQ but of course I still obliged. I took a batch of White Chocolate and Pistachio ones (check out my recipe from 2 weeks ago) and I also made Chocolate Chip Birthday Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Frosting:


  • 100g of Sugar
  • 175g of Butter
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g of Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g of Chocolate Chips
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Cocoa
  • Rind of 1 Orange
  • Chocolate Decorations for top
Chocolate Chip Birthday Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Frosting
Chocolate Chip Birthday Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Frosting


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (fan) and put your cupcakes cases into the tin
  2. Start by creaming the sugar and 100g of the butter together in a bowl until smooth
  3. Sieve in the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and flour and mix until combined and crumbly
  4. Add the eggs and whisk until your cake batter is smooth
  5. Then add the chocolate chips and stir through the mixture
  6. Pour the cake batter evenly into your cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes you know when they are ready when they spring back when you touch them)
  7. Once baked allow to cool
  8. Whilst the cupcakes are cooling you can make the icing
  9. To do this cream the remaining butter together with the icing sugar, cocoa and orange rind until smooth
  10. Then use a palette knife or icing bag to decorate your cupcakes
  11. Finally add your chocolate decoration to the top

Note: This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

The inspiration for these Chocolate Chip Birthday Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Frosting were the beautiful little discs I found for the top, however on hindsight maybe chocolate, chocolate and chocolate was the not the best combination for a BBQ in the 34 degree sunshine here in Berlin so they certainly looked a lot more squidgy than this when they were enjoyed!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. ellurbird says:

    I absolutely love chocolate and orange together, shall definitely be having a go at baking these, thank you for the recipe!

  2. The Style Lookout says:

    These look so yummy!! 🙂

  3. Betty says:

    They look yummy…Nothing better than chocolate and orange together..:)))

  4. emyraileanu says:

    mmmm so delicious!!! i want one cupcake to eat now 😉

  5. lisasasha says:

    Mmm this looks delicious! And the frosting looks amazing 🙂

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