Betty's Orange Chocolate Cupcakes -Halloween

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Oct. 27, 2014

Betty demonstrates how to make Orange Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween. These colorful cupcakes are layered, with the bottom half having a rich orange flavor and the top half being chocolate-flavored. They may be served frosted or plain.


Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) , softened
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Eggs 2
Orange juice 2 Teaspoon
Orange extract 1 Teaspoon
Cake flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Other ingredient
Orange extract 1 Teaspoon
Yellow food color 4 Drop (((((as needed)))))
Red food color 4 Drop (((((as needed)))))
Semi sweet chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) , melted



1. Place baking cups in muffin pan or grease with cooking oil spray and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.



3. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat until creamy.

4. Add egg, one at a time and beat after each addition. Beat in orange juice and orange extract.

5. In a separate bowl, mix cake flour and baking soda. Stir well.

6. Add flour mixture to batter, alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating until blended after each addition. Divide batter into 2 equal halves.

7. Into one half, add additional 1 teaspoon orange extract and food color (red and yellow, as needed to give orange color).

8. In the other half, add melted chocolate and stir well.

9. Pour orange batter into the lined or greased muffin pan and top it with the chocolate batter.

10. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.

11. Remove cupcakes from oven and let cool slightly in pan. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.



12. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 24

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 236Calories from Fat 89

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 55 mg2.29%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet