Chocolate and orange halloween cupcakes

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Chocolate and orange halloween cupcakes

For the buns:

100g of butter

100g of caster sugar

2 eggs

50g dark chocolate (melted)

1tbsp of cocoa powder

2 tbsp of orange juice

1 tsp of orange zest

125g of self-raising flour

For the icing:

100g of butter

350g of icing sugar

1 tbsp of orange flavouring

Orange food colouring

Spooky halloween decorations

Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas mark 4.

For the cakes cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Tip in the melted chocolate, orange zest and juice. Stir the mixture thoroughly then add the cocoa powder.

Beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour and divide the mixture evenly into 12 bun cases.

Place in the oven to bake for 15-25 minutes or until the buns are dark-brown. 

While the buns are cooling, combine the butter, icing sugar, colouring and flavouring in a bowl and put in a piping bag with a star shaped nozzle.

Pipe on top of each cupcake and decorate with desired sweets and sprinkles.

Serves
Makes 12

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Chocolate, Fruit, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Kids Food, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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