White Chocolate Orange Cupcakes Recipe

Savor the Citrus Bliss: White Chocolate Orange Cupcakes 😍🍊

Get ready to delight your taste buds with the perfect harmony of zesty orange and creamy white chocolate in our White Chocolate Orange Cupcakes recipe. These cupcakes are a burst of citrusy freshness and decadent sweetness, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion. Let’s dive into the recipe and create a dessert that will leave everyone craving more!


For the Cupcakes:

  • 150g (2/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 150g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 150g (2/3 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 medium eggs
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g (3.5 oz) white chocolate, chopped

For the Frosting:

  • 200g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar
  • 100g (3.5 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 50g (1.75 oz) white chocolate, melted

For Decoration:

  • Orange zest curls
  • White chocolate shavings


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan/350°F/Gas Mark 4). Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Mix Cupcake Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the caster sugar and softened butter until pale and fluffy.
    • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla extract and orange zest.
    • Sift in the self-raising flour and gently fold until just combined.
    • Fold in the chopped white chocolate.
  3. Bake Cupcakes:
    • Divide the batter evenly between the paper cases, filling each about two-thirds full.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are risen, golden, and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Remove from the oven and transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Prepare Frosting:
    • For the frosting, beat together the softened butter and icing sugar until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the orange zest and juice, and beat until well combined.
    • Drizzle in the melted white chocolate while continuing to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  5. Frost and Decorate:
    • Pipe or spread the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
    • Decorate with orange zest curls and white chocolate shavings before serving.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Calories: 300 kcal per serving
  • Servings: 12 cupcakes

These White Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are a delightful blend of citrusy freshness and creamy sweetness, making them the perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event

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