Terrys Chocolate Orange Cupcakes!

Chocolatey Cupcakes topped with Orange Buttercream and a Chocolate Orange Segment.


I made this recipe a while ago and completely forgot I hadn’t posted it until I found the pictures I had taken on my laptop. I was inspired to make these cupcakes after making a Terry’s Chocolate Orange birthday cake for a friends mum. I never posted the recipe for the cake although it proved quite popular on my Instagram, so I decided to make it into cupcakes for this blog post. This is the first Terry’s Chocolate Orange recipe on my blog and hopefully it isn’t the last.

The recipe is quite simple, I used the same chocolate cupcake recipe I used for my Rocky Road Cupcakes I added cocoa powder to the cake batter to make them super chocolatey. For the buttercream I added orange flavouring and also coloured it orange (of course!) before simply adding a chocolate orange segment on top. I like to try and keep the taste of my recipes as close to the original biscuit/sweet as possible. With the chocolate cupcake and orange flavoured buttercream you will instantly know what kind of cupcakes these are without having to put an orange segment on top.

I have been super busy with University work at the minute but hopefully when my exams are over I will be able to expand my flavours and also my bakes. I have a notebook full of fudge, tart, milkshake, cookie, cookie bars, cheesecake, cake, cupcake and rocky road recipes (the list goes on) I just haven’t had the time to experiment yet. If you have any flavour or bake requests then don’t hesitate to let me know! Sometimes I worry about repeating the same recipes.


This recipe makes 12 Cupcakes. 


For the Cupcakes

175g Caster Sugar

175g Unsalted Butter

40g Cocoa Powder

135g Self-Raising Flour

3 Large Eggs

1tsp Baking Powder

For the Buttercream

500g Icing Sugar

250g Unsalted Butter

1tsp Orange Flavouring

Orange Food Colouring

Terrys Chocolate Orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. Mix together the butter and sugar until it is well combined. Add in the cocoa powder, self-raising flour, eggs and baking powder and mix together to get your cake batter.
  3. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake/muffin cases and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes (until a skewer inserted comes out clean).
  4. While your cupcakes are cooling make the buttercream. Mix together the icing sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the orange flavouring and a small amount of orange food colouring (add small amounts and mix again until you get the orange you want) and mix.
  5. Pipe the buttercream on top of the cupcakes I use a Wilton 1M Open Star tip and decorate with an orange segment.


Tips and Tricks 

Cut a hole in the middle of the cupcakes once the cool and fill the hole with Marmalade for extra orangeyness.

These cupcakes will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

I buy my baking cups from Iced Jems. They are slightly bigger than normal cupcakes cases so you might find you end up with a little extra cake mix (YAY extra cupcakes).


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Sarah x

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