Friday, 26 October 2012

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

I love the flavour combination of chocolate and orange and those two combined in cakes is just too good. I made these cupcakes after seeing the recipe on one of my favourite cake blogs, 'Sweethearts Cakes and Bakes'. The recipe stood out to me and the cakes all looked perfect so I thought i'd give it a go, although I still need to make the chocolate orange cupcakes in the hummingbird book so when I do I can compare them. 

The cake mixture is flavoured with orange essence and cocoa powder and they are topped with  chocolate orange ganache. Yet again though, this means that the cakes have to be stored in the fridge which really ruins the texture of the them, so leave them out for around an hour before hand. I had some sugarpaste flowers left from the birthday cake Olivia and I made a few days before, so I decided that instead of throwing them away I'd put them on the cakes to make them look that bit prettier. I was really happy with how the cupcakes turned out, although I look forward to making the hummingbird ones and seeing which, if any, I prefer. 

The recipe for these cakes can be found here, I really recommend giving them a go. All the cakes on Sweethearts Cakes and Bakes look amazing and i'm excited to try some more, especially the mint chocolate ones.

Thanks for reading,

Naomi ♥


  1. I love your little flowers on the top! What gorgeous little treats :) x

  2. Yummy! I'm a massive chocolate orange fan too. The icing for the chocolate orange cupcakes in the Hummingbird Bakery book is sooooooo good. It's like eating a Terrys chocolate orange in liquid form.

    1. That sounds amazing! Definitely have to get round to baking those soon! x


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