Tuesday, 10 February 2015

*Naughty* Terry's Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Now I don't mean to get all your feathers in a fluff...but these are quite possibly the best cupcakes in the entire world. That's right - the entire world. And quite possibly the universe also. (Unless you don't like Terry's chocolate orange…in which case, I don't think we can be friends. Or in the very least you'd have some serious explaining to do)!

I could very easily have bathed in a tub full of the icing alone. Chocolate orange butter cream icing…holy guacamole, just thinking about it makes me want to dive head first into the cake tin and devour the entire buttery batch. Oh wait I already did that. Not really, I gave one to William. Just one.

Whatever you do …don't think of the calories. Just grab the biggest spoon you can find, dollop on generous helpings of the icing and devour, one blissful bite at a time.

*Guaranteed Valentines kiss if you give this to someone you have your eye on. Cheeky.*

What you'll need //

200g caster sugar
140g self raising flour
40g cocoa powder
2 tbsp oil
1 egg
175 milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing(!)
110g icing sugar
50g unsalted butter
50g caster sugar
2 tbsp water
2 bars of Terry's- approx 10 segments!

What to do//

Makes 12. Preheat oven at 190 degrees C / 375 F

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl or food processor along with the sugar and cocoa powder. Give it a quick blitz or stir until thoroughly mixed.

Beat the egg in a measuring jug and add the milk, oil and vanilla. Pour into the mixing bowl and give it all a good stir until it looks all shiny and smooth with no lumps. mmm have a little taste just to check…
*at this point if you want to add some chunks of Terry's to the mixture please do so!*

Evenly spoon the mixture into your cupcake cases (mine got a little messy, but messy baking is yummy baking right ?) Fill the cases about half full. My silicone cased ones didn't actually rise all that much so I'd recommend paper cases for these beauties.

Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes and leave to cool on a cooling rack before icing(!!)
*Do not miss this cooling step you greedy little minxes otherwise your icing will melt all over your cakes. I know it's tempting*

{Nom nom nom in my tum}

Oooo gosh I'm excited for you. I dare you not to eat any whilst you're making it. It's physically impossible I tell you. That, or I just have no restraint.

Place the butter, sugar and water into a saucepan over a low heat stirring continuously until it is all melted. Pour into a mixing bowl and sift in the icing sugar. Stir until smooth. Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Whilst everything is cooling, break up your Terry's choccie on a chopping board into little blocks about the size of peas. I wanted chocolatey chunks in my icing so I waited for my icing to cool before mixing it in. If you want the choccy all melted into your icing then stir it in whilst it's warm. mmm. I'm dribbling just thinking about it.

Now, my cupcake-to-icing ratio was a little generous towards the icing side of things. But that made me happier than happy and William definitely wasn't complaining. I can only describe his face as Cheshire-cat-like as he chomped away with icing all over his chops. But some of you with less of a sweet tooth may prefer to spread their icing a little less generously.

I shared mine because I'm a good girl, but I certainly would not judge if you decided to keep them all to yourself to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner - I was definitely tempted! Prepare to be bouncing off the walls though if this is the case!

I'm jealous just thinking of you all making these. Do let me know how you get on.

Now what are you waiting for, go get baking! Go go go!

Betty x

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  1. Now I will admit I'm not really a fan of Chocolate cake *takes a moment to let that sink in....* however that icing?! At the very least I may have to make some and put it on vanilla cupcakes, although it will most probably just get eaten on its own in all likelihood!
    This recipe looks seriously gorgeous and I am very disappointed with you for sharing any of these with someone else!!
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

    1. haha best comment award. I know I was disappointed with myself to be honest. What was I thinking. And definitely just make a bowl of the icing. Betty x

  2. Erm these may just be the most delicious sounding cupcakes I've ever found - Terry's Chocolate Orange... in a cupcake? SOLD! This is going straight onto my Pinterest board!! xx

  3. Wow these look amazing! My mouth is watering and now I have to go eat whatever chocolate I can find in my house which I'm certain will be much less satisfying now that I've seen these... xx


    1. ha Thanks Rebecca! I hope you find some choccie to null the craving! I had this exact problem at 1am this morning scouring food blogs…*must make a note to self* B x



  5. oh my days I am saving this recipe!!! My next mission is to make cadbury creme egg brownies since easter is soon!
    Great post hun ^^ thanks for sharing

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  6. Reading your blog after dinner isnt good...I have no pudding in the fridge and I am drooling over all your pics fml


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