Chocolate and Orange Cake/ Cupcakes 


  • 125 grams 70% dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons milk at room temperature
  • 150 grams butter, at room temperature
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 1 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Oranges, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Orange essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water and stir in the milk.
  3.  In a separate bowl, beat the butter and caster sugar until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then fold in the melted chocolate.
  4. Now sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and the bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture between a cake tin or cupcake cases on a tray and place a slice or half a slice of orange in each one.
  6. Place the cake tin or cupcake tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Pop a skewer in once the baking time is completed and it should come out clean. If not, leave it in a few more minutes.

For this recipe, I used the Divine 70% Dark Chocolate and Cocoa powder.

This post is in collaboration with Divine Chocolate.


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  1. Planes & Champagne wrote:

    Oh my, if this tastes anything like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange then I’m in absolute heaven!!! xxx

    Posted 8.24.16 Reply
  2. might try it!:) looks great and simple!

    Posted 8.25.16 Reply
  3. Great looking cupcakes. That orange is so brilliant! Thank you!

    Posted 9.3.16 Reply
  4. MMMmmm I love anything with orange in it! I will def have to make these!
    Check out my latest baking post at

    Posted 11.7.16 Reply
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