Orange and Chocolate Cupcakes


Well, these were made with juicy tangerines to be more precise, so I might need to change the title.

The idea to bake these came while shopping with my friend in a candy store and she pointed to a box of these orange chocolate crisps 🙂


Anyway, this is a very easy recipe and it doesn’t need baking either. All you need is 250-300 gr of sponge fingers or lady fingers as some would call it, good quality dark chocolate, orange or tangerine juice for the base, then heavy cream and orange flavour chocolate for the frosting + decoration.


To make the base you need to put the sponge fingers into a food processor and crumble it. Then add 150-200 gr of melted chocolate to the crumbs. Finally add some orange juice and the zest of a big orange to it and make a dough. Divide it evenly in a cupcake tray lined with cupcake cases. Push the dough down in the papers with your fingers or using a spoon. After this you put the tray in the fridge for an hour to set.


The cream is an orange flavoured ganache that you should make the evening before, but at least 6 hours earlier, because you have to melt the orange flavoured chocolate chips in the warm heavy cream, then has to cool  in the fridge before whipping.


-250-300 gr lady fingers/sponge fingers

-150-200 gr dark chocolate

-100 gr orange flavored chocolate

-300 ml heavy cream

-zest and juice of 1 big orange




2 thoughts on “Orange and Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. What a nice blog; I was looking for images of Kalocsa embroidery and clicked on the cupcakes you made for women’s day. What a great idea. I was born in Hungary but am American now. I’m going to keep it in mind for a wedding giveaway when my daughters marry. Your other ideas are wonderful too and everything looks delicious. Congratulations on the birth of your new daughter!


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