Although I made these lovely cupcakes for Halloween, as you can see on the Halloween themed paper cups, they can be made and eaten any time of the year. The orange flavour goes perfectly with some melted chocolate on top, sprinkled with orange flavoured hundreds-and-thousands.
Mini orange cupcakes with chocolate
Makes around 25 mini cupcakes (either use mini papercups from Wilton or Swedish “småbrödsformar”).
100 gram butter
50 ml sour cream
150 ml caster sugar infused with vanilla
300 ml flour
1 tsp baking powder
juice and zest from 1 organic orange
75 gram dark chocolate
orange flavoured hundreds-and-thousands (sprinkles)
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C. Beat butter and sugar with an electric beater until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add sourcream, orange juice and zest and combine. Finally add flour and baking powder.
Divide batter between the mini paper cups with the help of a teaspoon. Only fill each paper cup to 2/3. Bake in the oven for 6-8, don’t overbake or they will get dry.
Melt the chocolate ( I prefer using the microwave). Pour some chocolate on top of each cupcake and sprinkle some hundreds and thousands.