Friday, January 14, 2011

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Icing


So, seeing as January is usually a month of dieting and ‘being good’, I should be posting a healthy recipe. But in my books, January is a month of debt, depression, damp darkness and general gloominess and there’s no way people should be depriving themselves! Life is too short and miserable to be doing that. So my Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Icing is the perfect way to indulge yourself.


Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Icing

Makes: About 12


100g sugar

100g butter, room temperature

125g self raising flour

25g cocoa powder

1 large egg, beaten

Zest of one orange/few drops orange essence

75g butter, room temperature

150g icing sugar

1 teaspoon Baileys Irish Cream

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cream butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy

2. Add half the flour and cocoa and half the egg. Mix together.

3. Add remaining egg and orange zest (or essence) and mix.

4. Fold in remaining flour. If mixture if a bit too dry for you, add a dash of milk. Spoon mixture into bun cases.

5. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until a knife stuck into the centre of cake comes out clean.

6. To make buttercream icing, cream icing sugar and butter together until smooth. Add in Baileys (you can add more for taste if you wish) and mix together.

I decorated mine with a Haribo orange sweet and some chocolate sprinkles but you can do it anyway you want. Let me know what you think of them!



  1. Excuse me while I devour the whole plate! :D I loooove orange chocolate flavoured things and I quite like Baileys too! YUMMY!

  2. Thanks :) I love chocolate orange flavoured things too, every now and again I wonder why I don't eat more!

  3. You did a fantastic job on the frosting, they look awesome and so yummy, Breige ^_^ I am definitely bookmarking this recipe!

  4. Thank you! I rarely use a piping bag when icing actually, so I'm glad it turned out well. Let me know how you get on with the recipe! :)


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