Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting Recipe

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Submitted by zsa666

Makes 12 servings



Giada's Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting


Cupcakes:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 Orange juice (instead of water in cake mix)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 cup diced candied orange peel (about 8 ounces)

Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened (1/2 stick)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or Limoncello)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 orange, zested
1/4 cup finely diced candied orange peel, for garnish

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting

  1. * Special equipment: cupcake liners, 2 muffin pans

  2. To make the cupcakes: mix the chocolate cake mix according to package instructions, substituting orange juice for the water. Toss the chocolate chips with the flour. Fold the chocolate chips and the candied orange peel into the chocolate mixture. Line the muffin pan with the cupcake liners. Fill and bake the cupcakes according to package instructions. Let the cupcakes cool for 1 hour on a wire rack before frosting.

  3. To make the frosting: combine all the ingredients except the candied orange peel in a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Using a small spatula, place about 1 tablespoon of frosting on top of each cupcake. Top with a small sprinkle of candied orange peel.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
396
Calories from Fat
134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.9g
23%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
399mg
17%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
65.8g
22%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
45.8g
Protein
4.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 12% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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