Mini orange cupcakes with chocolate

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
    2 eggs
    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.

9 Responses to “Mini orange cupcakes with chocolate”

  1. Chocolate Shavings
    November 18th, 2008 00:59

    Those look delicious – you can never go wrong with orange and chocolate!

  2. awoz
    November 18th, 2008 02:53

    Orange and chocolat are two flavours I really like together:)

  3. Caroline
    November 18th, 2008 05:16

    Your website is absolutely beautiful! WOW! The pictures are perfect too- is taht a proffesional camera you use? ;)


  4. Y
    November 18th, 2008 13:48

    Those look beautiful! Some people don’t like orange and chocolate together, but I’m not one of them! :D

  5. Katie
    November 19th, 2008 15:22

    They look delish! I’m simply obsessed with the chocolate orange combination. Yum!

    I have to say, I love your blog and you inspired me to eventually start my own instead of being a big fat lurker. Thank you :)


  6. Dagmar
    November 22nd, 2008 16:00

    Thank you!!!

    Caroline: I use a SLR camera from Canon (Canon Eos 350).

    Katie: Wow, thank you!!! Welcome to the world of food blogging!!!

  7. Milooo
    November 25th, 2008 15:38

    Very beautiful !!!
    Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe :D

  8. Latha
    October 11th, 2009 10:09


    Is the baking time 6-8 minutes? sorry to ask but it’s not specified clearly.

    Thank you.

  9. Dagmar
    October 12th, 2009 16:18

    Latha, yes that’s 6-8 minutes. But it’s higly dependent on the size of your cups.

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