Sunday, 25 April 2010

Choco Orange Cupcakes

Admittedly, I'm new to the whole choco orange sensation...why this combo took me so long to stumble upon, I will never know. This week's blog was inspired by Twitter Mate Sarahs_Scribble and Telly Show 'Something for the Weekend' - both of which filled my head with images of orangey cakey goodness. I'm happy to oblige:


Choco Orange Cupcakes
(eat your heart out jaffa cakes!)


Ingredients:
1 Chocolate Bar (100g Chopped)
1 & 3/4c. Flour
1/2tsp. Baking Powder
1/4tsp. Salt
1 & 1/4c. Granulated Sugar
1/3c. Vegetable Oil
2 large Eggs
1tsp. Vanilla
2 Medium Oranges (For Zest & Juice!)

Directions:
Put your chopped Chocolate pieces into a heat-proof bowl, then place the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave until melted and smooth. (This will be added to your Chocolate Mixture later.)


For the Base Mixture:
In a large bowl, sift together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt, then set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the Sugar, Oil, Eggs, and Vanilla. Then using a hand blender, slowly pour your dry mixture into the wet mixture and blend until all is well incorporated.

Now divide your existing mixture into two separate bowls - One bowl (for the Orange Mixture) should have 3/4 of your Base Mix, whilst the other bowl (for the Chocolate Mixture) should have the remaining 1/4 of your Base Mix.

For the Orange Mixture:
Blend the Zest and Juice of two Oranges into the larger portion (3/4) of your Base Mixture. Set aside. (This mixture should come out thin - like your typical cake mixture.)

For the Chocolate Mixture:
Fold the melted Chocolate into the smaller portion (1/4) of your Base Mixture. Set Aside. (This mixture should should have the texture of cookie batter.)

Assembling it All:
Place paper liners a cupcake tin. Then, spoon the Orange Mixture into each of the paper liners until 1/3 full. Next, using a teaspoon, place a dollop of Chocolate Mixture into the centre of each cake.


Pop your cakes into the oven at 180C for 12-18Min or until cakes are firm to the touch.

The cakes should should be spongy on the outside with a chocolate cookie centre. (Re-heat in the microwave to turn the cookie centre into a gooey chocolate surprise!)

Until next time....


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4 comments:

  1. WOW....don't know how you get the inspiration to make all these things. They look really goooooood.......

    Michelle x

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  2. You have a blog!!! Hi there. Beautiful yummy yum things! You look great. Hope you ARE great.

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  3. Nice blog! Saw this page on the food reddit. These cakes look delish; I have a cupboard full of oranges from my boy's mom's tree that I've been wanting to make use of, baking-wise. Maybe I'll give these a go. Thanks!

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  4. Thanks Chelle!x

    Georgia - Hello doll!! I'm doin well! I hope you are as well. xo

    Alanna - I wish I could always have a secret stash of fruit at hand! Let me know what you think. x

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