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Orange Choc Cupcakes Recipe

Veg  CD  CBF   25mins plus cooling



A citrus cupcake covered with chocolate bits.


Makes 6-8 Small Cupcakes (fairy cakes)      Cold   Vegetarian  Fairy Cakes  cupcake recipe Cakes Baked Fayre 




For the cupcakes

50g/2oz Self-Raising Flour

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

50g/2oz Margarine

1 Egg, beaten

The finely grated zest of an Orange

For the Orange Icing

100g/4oz Icing Sugar

approx 1 tbsp Fresh Orange Juice

Chocolate Vermicelli





1. Heat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and place 8 paper fairy cake cases evenly on a baking tray.


2. Place all the cupcake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until well blended. The mixture should be soft enough to drop easily from the spoon when tapped.


3. Place a heaped teaspoon of cupcake mixture in each paper case and bake towards the top of the oven for 12-15 minutes, until the cupcakes are well-risen and firm to the touch.


4. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


5. Once cold, sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl, add the orange juice and mix until smooth. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but not too runny.


6. Place a teaspoon of the orange icing on the top of each orange cupcake and smooth with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle with the chocolate vermicelli then put aside to set for at least 20 minutes before serving.




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Key techniques required to make this Recipe


Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Main Equipment required to make this Recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon or electric whisk


Cupcake paper cases



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