I wanted to make some cupcakes for my dad before he went away this afternoon. So this morning at 09:00am, I was dancing around the kitchen in my pyjamas to ‘the best of the 80’s’ whisking, stirring and mixing. My dad loves Terry’s chocolate orange, I think that’s where I get it from. I have been known to eat a whole one to myself, so I usually try and avoid them and the chocolate aisle in general. I didn’t have any baking powder or sugar, so I was naughty and let Betty Crocker save the day. I did make the yummy orange buttercream frosting though, here’s how.
what you will need:
1 Betty crocker chocolate devils food cake mix (makes 12 large muffins)
3 fresh eggs
6tbsp vegetable oil
250ml of water
for the orange buttercream frosting:
5-6 cups icing sugar
1 cup of softened unsalted butter
a drop of orange extract
orange food colouring
Terry’s chocolate orange segsations
2 tbsp of milk
Preheat the oven to 180, 160 for fan assisted ovens. Pour the cake mix into a large bowl, add 250ml of water, 6tbsp of oil, 3 eggs and mix well. When the mixture is nice and smooth pour the mixture into the muffin cases sat in a baking tray. Break up one chocolate orange segment and pop it into the mixture, cover the chocolate orange pieces with cake mixture with the back of a spoon. Place them in the oven to bake for around 22-25 minutes.
Leave the cupcakes to cool for 30 minutes on a wire tray. In the mean time it’s time to make the orange buttercream frosting. In a mixing bowl, add one cup of softened unsalted butter. Whisk on medium speed for 5 minutes. Then filter in the 5-6 cups of icing sugar, 2 tbsp of milk, stirring in-between. Add 1-2 drops of orange extract, depending on how strong you want the orange flavour to be. Then add 4-5 drops of orange food colouring and stir, until the colour has blended well. When the icing starts to thicken, place the bowl of icing in the fridge to set, for about 20 minutes.
The orange buttercream frosting should now be nice and firm, ready to pipe on to the chocolate cupcakes. Then top them with Terry’s chocolate orange segsation and they’re ready to eat! Take a bite, of the orange buttercream frosting, then bite into the sponge for a melted Terry’s chocolate orange surprise centre, mmmmm.