Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

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These rich, zingy, zesty gluten free chocolate orange cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

12 cupcakes

Easy 45 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

For the Sponge:

150 g Gluten Free Plain Flour
1.25 g Xanthan Gum (1/4 tsp)
5 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 tsp)
5 g Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda (1tsp)
50 g Ground Almonds
50 g Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder
150 g Dark Brown Sugar
2 Medium Eggs (beaten)
100 g Natural Yogurt
100 ml Vegetable Oil
5 ml Dr. Oetker Valencian Orange Extract (1 tsp)
10 g Orange Zest (1 orange)

For the Buttercream:

150 g Unsalted butter
450 g Icing Sugar
100 g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate

For the Chocolate Orange Drizzle:

50 g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate
50 ml Double Cream
5 ml Dr. Oetker Valencian Orange Extract (1 tsp)

preparation

Preparation

For the Sponge

Step 1: First things first up, make the sponge; preheat oven the 180°C/ 160°C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with cupcake cases.

Step 2: Place the flour, xanthan gum, Baking Powder, Bicarbonate of Soda, ground almonds, Cocoa Powder and Sugar in a large bowl and mix together. Make a well in the centre.
In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, milk, oil and Orange Extract and zest. Pour the wet mixture into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients and gently begin the fold together. Mix together until all combined and your mixture is smooth.

Step 3: Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 cupcakes cases. Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes until risen and when a skewer is inserted into the centre of a cupcake it comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove from the tins and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Buttercream

Step 4: Once your cupcakes have cooled, let’s make the buttercream. Break the Chocolate into a microwavable bowl and melt for 30 seconds and then in 20 second intervals until it has melted.

Step 5: Pop the butter into a large bowl and beat until softened and lighter in colour. Add the icing sugar in 3 intervals making sure it is mixed through after each addition. Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk your buttercream until light and fluffy, add a tsp of milk if it is too firm. 

For the Chocolate Orange Drizzle

Step 6: Place your chocolate, cream and Orange Extract into a microwaveable bowl and heat for about 20 seconds, then mix. Return to the microwave and continue to heat for 10-second intervals, mixing in between, until the mixture is smooth and completely melted.

To Decorate

Step 7: Pop your chocolate buttercream into a piping bag fitted with an open star nozzle. Pipe a swirl of buttercream onto each cupcake. 

Step 8: Drizzle over the chocolate orange sauce using a spoon. Finish your cupcakes with a sprinkling of orange zest for a splash of colour!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2311 kJ
552 kcal
1809 kJ
432 kcal
Fat 29.03 g 22.68 g
Carbohydrate 66.30 g 51.80 g
Protein 4.85 g 3.79 g

preparation

Preparation

For the Sponge

Step 1: First things first up, make the sponge; preheat oven the 180°C/ 160°C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with cupcake cases.

Step 2: Place the flour, xanthan gum, Baking Powder, Bicarbonate of Soda, ground almonds, Cocoa Powder and Sugar in a large bowl and mix together. Make a well in the centre.
In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, milk, oil and Orange Extract and zest. Pour the wet mixture into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients and gently begin the fold together. Mix together until all combined and your mixture is smooth.

Step 3: Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 cupcakes cases. Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes until risen and when a skewer is inserted into the centre of a cupcake it comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove from the tins and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Buttercream

Step 4: Once your cupcakes have cooled, let’s make the buttercream. Break the Chocolate into a microwavable bowl and melt for 30 seconds and then in 20 second intervals until it has melted.

Step 5: Pop the butter into a large bowl and beat until softened and lighter in colour. Add the icing sugar in 3 intervals making sure it is mixed through after each addition. Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk your buttercream until light and fluffy, add a tsp of milk if it is too firm. 

For the Chocolate Orange Drizzle

Step 6: Place your chocolate, cream and Orange Extract into a microwaveable bowl and heat for about 20 seconds, then mix. Return to the microwave and continue to heat for 10-second intervals, mixing in between, until the mixture is smooth and completely melted.

To Decorate

Step 7: Pop your chocolate buttercream into a piping bag fitted with an open star nozzle. Pipe a swirl of buttercream onto each cupcake. 

Step 8: Drizzle over the chocolate orange sauce using a spoon. Finish your cupcakes with a sprinkling of orange zest for a splash of colour!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2311 kJ
552 kcal
1809 kJ
432 kcal
Fat 29.03 g 22.68 g
Carbohydrate 66.30 g 51.80 g
Protein 4.85 g 3.79 g
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