Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Well, if you love this name, you should thank the one and only Kara Caputo. If it confuses you, go brush up on your childhood knock knock jokes. Regardless, the name proceeded the cupcake. And no, there aren’t bananas in the recipe. In order to come up with a cupcake that would live up to this name, I imagined the best possible compliment to orange, and ended up with chocolate. In all fairness, I would have chosen chocolate regardless of the first flavor. The chocolate cupcakes weren’t too chocolatey, I might suggest adding more cocoa powder and perhaps mini chocolate chips to increase the chocolate pow. The frosting tasted like an orange creamsicle, delicious!

Chocolate Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana Cupcakes

Yield 12

1 cup coconut milk

3 eggs

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tsp orange zest

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup coconut palm sugar

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup tapioca flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1. Mix coconut milk, eggs, orange juice, zest, and sugars in a large bowl until smooth

2. Add flours, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt and mix until combined

3. Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes

Orange Creamsicle Buttercream Frosting

3 Tbs heavy whipping cream

2 Tbs butter (room temperature)

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 Tbs orange zest

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1. Whip butter and cream in medium sized bowl until mixture thickens

2. Add orange juice, zest, powdered sugar, and vanilla, and mix until thick and smooth. If the frosting doesn’t hold it’s shape, add more powdered sugar

And now for the camera practice..

Non-cupcake baking night with Seth, Neely, and Zala

Neely + Paleo Blondie

Kate and I, a self portrait

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