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Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Author Katie Clark

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk or regular milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • CUPCAKES
  • 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.
  • FROSTING
  • With a hand mixer, mix together butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Stir in milk, orange juice, and vanilla until smooth.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction