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Orange & Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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Chocolate goes well with the flavour of orange (well, in my opinion, my grandfather thought it was an abomination against the taste buds) so thought I would put these two flavours together in cupcake form.   I’ve used coconut flour as I am having lots of fun baking with this at the moment.

orange chocolate cupcakes


I must confess that the chocolate chips sunk to the bottom a bit but there were not any complaints about this in the household.  I probably over folded them into the mixture.  The smell of these baking is divine.  That wonderful scent of orange was better than any air freshener.

They were very moist and kept well for the next day.  I stored them in the fridge overnight.  So we had them for breakfast.  They would be delicious with a chocolate topping, but I wanted to keep the carbs down.  Feel free to slather yours with chocolate!

orange chocolate cupcakes



Orange & Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Yields 6
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  1. 1/4 cup (28g) coconut flour
  2. 1/4 cup (56g) butter, melted
  3. 1/4 cup (28g) erythritol (or sugar substitute of your choice)
  4. Juice and rind of one orange
  5. 2 tblspns coconut milk
  6. 1/4 cup (56g) chocolate chips
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1/2 tspn baking powder
  9. 1/4 tspn salt
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  2. Blend together the butter, eggs, erythritol. coconut milk, orange juice and rind.
  3. Add the coconut flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk until there are no lumps and there is a smooth batter. Add a tablespoon of water if the mixture is a bit too stiff.
  4. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into cupcake cups or a greased muffin tray.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes and allow to cool.
  7. Eat and enjoy!
  1. Nutritional Info per cupcake: 190 Calories, 15g Fat, 5g Protein, 10g Total Carbs, 3g Fibre, 7g Net Carbs
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    August 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    OH, Angela, I am so sorry to hear you had that illness. By the way I wanted to tell you that I am unable to send you a simple mail…it does not work with that @contact…@…. and I do not use facebook….nor do I do paypal…I tried to get your ebooks but could not pass without using paypal, whci I do not want to do. So, I will continue enjoying your recipes on line. Thank you for those. Get well soon. Eliza

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      Angela Coleby
      August 30, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks Eliza xx

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    August 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Angela,
    Made these and it really is a big success. Thank you.

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      Angela Coleby
      August 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Hi Eliza! Sorry about the late reply but I’ve been ill with the Zika virus! Glad you enjoyed the cupcakes!

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    May 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    MMMMMM,….They look so good! x I also love the new look of your cool blog! 🙂

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      Angela Coleby
      May 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Sophie! It’s taking me a while to “tweak it”..a bigger task than I initially thought!

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    You Thyme
    April 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I was thinking about making something with the combination of orange and chocolate, but wasn’t sure if I would like it. These look tasty!

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      Angela Coleby
      April 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      I was initially thinking about orange and chocolate chip pancakes but went with a cupcake in the end. Let me know what you end up making!

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