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    Double Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes W/ Orange Buttercream Frosting

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    48 mins

    30 mins

    18 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

    This recipe adapted from Southern Living Magazine, September 2006.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cupcakes

    Units: US | Metric

    To make cupcakes

    • 1 (12 ounce) package nestle toll house semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted
    • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
    • 1 -2 teaspoon orange zest (depending on how orangey you want your cupcakes)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    To make frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Microwave 1 cup chocolate morsels in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds.
    2. 2
      Stir until smooth.
    3. 3
      Cool slightly.
    4. 4
      Beat cake mix and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until moistened.
    5. 5
      Increase speed to medium, and beat 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended and smooth.
    6. 6
      Add melted chocolate, orange zest, and vanilla, beating until blended.
    7. 7
      Spoon batter by 1/4-cupfuls into paper baking cups in muffin pans.
    8. 8
      Bake at 375° for 16 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
    9. 9
      Let cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
    10. 10
      Spread Orange Buttercream Frosting evenly over cupcakes.
    11. 11
      Frosting directions:.
    12. 12
      Beat butter and orange rind at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
    13. 13
      Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating until well blended.
    14. 14
      Stir in 2 tablespoons orange juice, adding additional orange juice, if necessary, to reach desired consistency.
    15. 15
      Place remaining chocolate morsels in a 1-qt. zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal bag.
    16. 16
      Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 45 seconds to 1 minute, turning bag over after 30 seconds.
    17. 17
      Squeeze chocolate in bag until smooth.
    18. 18
      Cut a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag.
    19. 19
      Pipe melted chocolate over Orange Buttercream Frosting on cupcakes by gently squeezing bag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Double Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes W/ Orange Buttercream Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (2107 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 260.6
     
    Calories from Fat 107
    41%
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 46.1 mg
    15%
    Sodium 168.0 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.6 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 30.3 g
    121%
    Protein 2.1 g
    4%

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