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Orange Chocolate Cupcakes on Decorative Dark Metal Tray

Orange Chocolate Cupcakes

Orange Chocolate Cupcakes have a soft, tender crumb, are aromatic with orange and chocolate, and topped with a beautiful white chocolate drizzle!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 302kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400F; line a muffin tray with 12 paper liners.
  • Pour the milk into a small bowl and sprinkle the lemon juice on top; let it sit for 3 minutes without stirring.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and stir just until combined, being careful not to overmix. Gently fold in the candied orange peel and dark chocolate.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared muffin wells, and bake until a toothpick inserted inside comes out with just a couple crumbs, about 15 to 20 minutes, being careful not to overbake.
  • Cool completely, and then melt the white chocolate and drizzle it on top. Let the chocolate set before serving.


  • When baking, butter adds flavor but oil results in a tender, moist crumb.
  • Instead of using milk + fresh lemon juice, you can use 3/4 cup buttermilk.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.7mg