Better than any jaffa cake I’ve ever tasted – JD, 5
If you’re here to link up with #recipeoftheweek, fear not, it’s a little down the page. But first, I want to share with you these incredibly decadent and delicious chocolate orange muffins. Aren’t they pretty? Here’s what to do…
For the sponge:
- 175g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 200g self raising flour
- 3 medium free range eggs
- 125ml whole milk
- 40g cocoa powder
- 100g chocolate orange buttons
For the frosting:
- 600g icing sugar
- 200g unsalted butter, softened
- 4 tbsp hot water
- 6 tbsp chocolate orange cocoa powder (ours were also sent to us by Sugar and Crumbs for review) OR use plain cocoa powder plus a few drops of orange essence
- 2 Terry’s Chocolate Orange bars
You’ll also need:
- 12-hole muffin tray
- 12 muffin cases
- Piping bag
- Large, wide star nozzle
Make the sponges
- Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan assisted)
- Start with the sponge – beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy
- Beat in the eggs, then stir in the flour and cocoa powder, followed by the milk
- Break up the chocolate orange buttons roughly and stir into the batter
- Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases, then divide the batter evenly between them
- Bake for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
Make the frosting
- Put all of the frosting ingredients except the Terry’s Chocolate Orange into a large bowl and beat until light and smooth – it’s much, much quicker with an electric whisk
- Transfer into the piping bag with nozzle in place and twist
Putting it all together
- Pipe the frosting on top of the 12 muffins in generous, rising swirls – sharing it all evenly
- Push one piece of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange bar onto the top of the frosting on each muffin to finish
That’s it! Tempted?
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Disclosure: we were sent some icing and other decorations free of charge for review from Sugar and Crumbs. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.