Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes might be just the American recipe you are searching for. This recipe serves 24 and costs 41 cents per serving. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 107 calories, 2g of protein, and 2g of fat per serving. If you have cocoa powder, diet soda, mandarin orange, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 2102 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Emily Bites. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns an improvable spoonacular score of 10%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Vanilla Bean & Blood Orange Panna Cotta with Orange Allspice Caramel Sauce and Orange Cardamom Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Florentines (gluten free), Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones with Orange Glaze, and Vegan Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Buttercream.

Servings: 24

 

Ingredients:

2 T dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)

12 oz of diet orange soda

2 egg whites

1 (15.25 oz) box of dark chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist)

8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened

24 canned mandarin orange slices with no added sugar (I used Libby's Skinny Fruits), drained and then patted dry with paper towels

1 t orange extract

2 T fresh orange juice, squeezed from an orange

½ - 1 t orange zest (zest from one large Navel orange)

1 cup powdered sugar

Equipment:

muffin liners

muffin tray

oven

bowl

hand mixer

whisk

Cooking instruction summary:

Preheat oven per directions on cake mix box.Line cupcake pan(s) with 24 cupcake linersIn a large bowl, combine the cake mix, orange zest, juice, soda and egg whites. Whisk together or beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed. Pour mixture evenly into cupcake spaces, filling each about 2/3 full.Bake according to directions on cake mix box. Let cool completely before frosting.In a separate bowl, begin beating the cream cheese with an electric mixer and slowly add the powdered sugar. Add the cocoa powder and orange extract and beat until smooth and well combined. Frost the cupcakes and place one mandarin orange slice on each.

 

Step by step:


1. Preheat oven per directions on cake mix box.Line cupcake pan(s) with 24 cupcake liners

2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, orange zest, juice, soda and egg whites.

3. Whisk together or beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed.

4. Pour mixture evenly into cupcake spaces, filling each about 2/3 full.

5. Bake according to directions on cake mix box.

6. Let cool completely before frosting.In a separate bowl, begin beating the cream cheese with an electric mixer and slowly add the powdered sugar.

7. Add the cocoa powder and orange extract and beat until smooth and well combined. Frost the cupcakes and place one mandarin orange slice on each.


Nutrition Information:

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23k Calories
0.4g Protein
0.07g Total Fat
5g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
23k
1%

Fat
0.07g
0%

  Saturated Fat
0.04g
0%

Carbohydrates
5g
2%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
4mg
0%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.4g
1%

Vitamin C
1mg
1%

Vitamin B2
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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