My bestfriend is pregnant and this means at the moment if she wants me to bake something – I will. She’s got grand plans for her maternity leave, we’re going to make croissants, puff pastry and bake bread everyday but until then she would just simply like me to feed her cakes.
She requested Orange Drizzle Cake with Chocolate Chips – like a ‘SEXY Jaffa cake’ and that is what she got.
A Choc Chip Orange Drizzled cupcake with orange buttercream and more chocolate to top it off.
175g / 6oz melted butter
225g / 8oz self-raising flour – sifted
175g / 6oz golden caster sugar
zest of 1 orange
3 large eggs
100g / 4oz natural yogurt
100g / 4oz dark chocolate chips
juice of 1 Orange
75g / 3oz golden caster sugar
225g / 8oz butter – at room temperature
400g / 14oz icing sugar
juice & zest of 1 orange
50g / 2oz melted dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180°c / 350°f / gas mark 4 and prepare a 12 hole muffin tray with 12 cupcake cases of your choosing. I used plain as that’s what I had but if I’d had bright orange ones I would’ve used those.
Melt the butter and then set aside to cool slightly. Mix together the flour, sugar and zest.
In a small bowl beat together the eggs and yogurt.
Add the egg mixture & butter to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Finally stir through the chocolate chips.
Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake on the middle self for 20-22 mins.
While they are baking prepare your drizzle – combine the orange juice and sugar in a saucepan, place on a medium to low heat and dissolve the sugar.
When the cupcakes are baked, place the tray on a cooling rack. Stab the cakes a few times with a skewer and spoon over the drizzle onto each cupcake. I used about 3 tablespoons on each cake. Then leave them to fully cool and remove them from the tins. They’ll most probably be quite sticky, but thats Jaffa Jizzle for ya!
Once the cupcakes are cooled make your buttercream by combining all the ingredients together, this recipe is enough if you’re piping the buttercream onto the cakes, I however at the last minute decided to spread the buttercream on for a cleaner finish – so had about a third leftover which is now living in my freezer.
I finished the cupcakes by drizzling melted chocolate on them from a teaspoon – this made a lot of mess. I’m sure there is probably a less messier way to do it but could I think of that on Saturday morning? Oh No. I’m sure there is probably a youtube video out there somewhere of someone being perfect with their melted chocolate.
P.S – Don’t even think about the Weight Watchers points!