Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

2009 October 1

I have a huge amount of whipped chocolate ganache left over from the Opera Cake and feel pity if I don’t use it for something else. I don’t want to make another cake as no one will able to finish the Opera Cake and the new cake, so I chose to make a simple cupcake, which I never bake before. I was really excited because this is my first cupcake ever.

I came across this fabulous website and all about cupcakes ( and decided to try the Orange cupcakes. I was worried when I saw how thick the batter turned out and afraid that it would have a hardened base, or what I called ‘Bantat’ in Indonesia. How surprised and pleased I was to find that the Orange cupcakes tastes amazing, they are fluffy, light, soft and refreshing. Next time I will try the Orange fosting as suggested in the recipe and post the result as soon as I find out the outcome.

Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Ingredients for Orange Cupcakes

  • 2 cups AP flour (I used 1 cup plain flour and 1 cup self raising flour)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (I didn’t use this)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream
  • 1 tbsp orange zest + 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (1 1/2orange)
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract (I use 2 tbsp)
  • 114 gr unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans, scraped (I didn’t use this)
  • 2 large eggs

Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup dark cooking chocolate
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream

Instructions for Orange Cupcake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 – 200 C
  2. Mix thickened cream, vanilla extract and orange juice in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla bean seeds and zest until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at the time and mix until combined.
  5. Add sifted flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with cream mixture in 2 additions.
  6. Line the cupcake pan with cup liners and fill with the batter until it is 2/3 full.
  7. Bake until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let the cupcake cool completely before frosting

Instructions for Chocolate Ganache

  1. Pour the cream in the saucepan and bring it to boil then turn the heat off.
  2. Add the dark cooking chocolate and mix it until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Whipped the chocolate ganache until fluffy for decoration.

Preparation time (duration): 45

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