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recipe image Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking time
    25 minutes
  • Servings
  • Difficulty


  • 175g Stork with Butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Zest of one orange
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 16 tablespoons chocolate orange spread
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 100ml double cream
  • 100g Stork with Butter
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g chocolate orange spread


      1. This recipe makes approx 16 cupcakes so line two muffin tins with 16 paper cases.
      2. Preheat your oven to 180°C / Gas mark 4.
      3. Beat the Stork and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
      4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
      5. Now add the dry ingredients, sieve the flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix well.
      6. Stir in the milk and orange zest.
      7. Fill each of your muffin cases to around two thirds full.
      8. Warm up your chocolate spread so it is runny and add a teaspoon to each muffin case.
      9. Then with a cocktail stick gently stir the mix creating a marbled effect.
      10. Put in the oven on the middle shelf for 25mins or until golden brown.
      11. When you remove the cupcakes from the oven, leave them for around 5 minutes before you put them on a wire rack to cool completely.
      12. For the icing, melt the chocolate (either in the microwave or on the hob).
      13. Once the chocolate has melted completely add to a mixing bowl and add the cream, Stork and vanilla essence and beat well with an electric whisk.
      14. Once fully combined add the chocolate orange spread.
      15. Once the cupcakes have cooled completely add the icing using a piping bag or spatula.
      16. Enjoy!