Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
dark cocoa powder
light brown sugar
almond milk or regular milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. You may need to do more than one pan.
In a large bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
Whisk the eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, oil, vanilla & orange together until smooth.
Mix half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and then mix in 1/4 cup buttermilk.
Mix the rest of the wet ingredients in, then the buttermilk.
Stir until everything is barely combined. Do not overmix!
Pour batter into liners (fill only half way)
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool on cooling rack until completely cooled.
Spread with frosting.
With a hand mixer, mix together butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
Stir in milk, orange juice, and vanilla until smooth.
Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction