Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Ok, ok so it’s not yet Halloween but my loving Mummy sent me these cute little cupcake cases and matching sticks which I just had to use!  Further to this I am a firm believer in using up the chocolate stashed around the house and I assure you, we have A LOT!  So digging out the Terry’s chocolate orange segments I thought to myself….Mmmmm chocolate orange…the perfect Halloween inspired flavour combo!

Ingredients

Cakes

  • 60g Stork
  • 210g Caster sugar
  • 150g Plain flour
  • 1/2tbsp Baking powder
  • 180ml Semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g chocolate orange (Terry’s segments or i LOVE using Aero Orange Bubbles because they’re pretty too)
  • Orange food flavouring
Frosting & Fluff Mix
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 40g butter
  • 10ml milk
  • Orange segments (Terry’s) or anything similar (Aero orange bubbles etc)
  • Orange food flavouring
  • Leftover half of Fluff frosting, see my whoopies here
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a muffin tin with Halloween paper cases, or orange and black ones alternated if you do’t have patterned ones.

Line with Halloween cupcake cases

  • Pop the stork, sugar, flour, baking powder and cocoa in to a food mixer, or use a hand whisk… then mix them all up until they resemble a crumb -like consistency.
  • In a jug whisk up the eggs and milk, adding them to the dry mixture gradually and slowly until fully combined
  • Now stir through about a teaspoon of orange food colouring.

Chocolate mixture pre-chocolate!

  • Finally chop up your orange chocolate

Selection of orange chocolate to stir through

  • Then…

Mix through until equally distributed

  • Fill the cases 3/4 full; this mix does about 12 hearty cakes.
  • Put in to the oven for 15 mins or until the tops spring back.

Baked to melting deliciousness

  • Leave in the tin for 10 mins as they will be pretty squidgy form all that melted chocolate yummyness!
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to go completely cold

Cool on a wire rack

  • Now make your frostings. I made a small batch of chocolate icing by combining the icing sugar, cocoa and butter with the milk in a food mixer and then stirring about 1tsp of orange flavouring through.
  • The Fluff is leftover from a previous recipe which I froze.  All frostings can generally be frozen and this makes for mystery frosting section if like me you forget to label them in the freezer :)

Chocolate orange butter icing & marshmallow fluff

  • I added a bit of red and yellow food colouring to give it a ghoulishly orange tinge.  Anyone who knows my previous posts will know I swear by gel food colours as they don’t run the consistency.
  • Now you need to select a nozzle of your choice and fill a piping bag 50/50 with the two frostings.  I put the chocolate in first and then poured the fluff in as this is the gooey-est!

Swirly-tastic!

  • This mixture is very messy so you will need to pipe the cakes and then get them in to the fridge asap!!!
  • I swirled them, even though the mixture tends to slide together in a scary droopy fashion.

Frosted…messily but deliciously!!

  • Quickly pop an orange segment on each one and then pop the spider cocktail sticks on too (if you have them).
  • Ideally leave these in the fridge for as long as possible to maintain structural success :)

So ta daaaaaaaa….there we have spooky inspired chocolate-orange cupcakes, messy but well worth the effort of washing your hands afterwards.

They’re not Terry’s…they’re anyone’s…if you can bring yourself to share!

Thankfully Grant and I devoured one each the night before I took these in to work as they were snaffled up in record time!  It would appear that this flavour combo is one to revisit over and over again….

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