Make Ahead

Candied Orange and Chocolate muffins

January 19, 2012
4 Ratings
  • Makes 12-16 muffins
Author Notes

This particular muffin was more of an experiment that came out well than a proper recipe! It’s extremely easy and the result is mind-blowing! It’s so easy to make that I wonder why I didn’t think of it sooner! It’s almost the same recipe as my goto chocolate muffin recipe but I have just reduced the sugar by one forth and substituted it with candied orange instead and voila! Chocolate orange muffins!

For those who love the combination of chocolate and orange this is a hedonistic Extravaganza!!Nothing could satisfy one more than these! Next time I will put a bit of orange frosting on them to enhance the taste further!

The result is gooey chocolate muffin with small bites of candied sweet and sour orange.One has to note even after baking , the bottom of the cupcakes will still be soft and look uncooked that’s why it has to be cooled well once and refrigerated for the bottom to set completely —chhavi

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fine sugar
  • 1/2 cup candied orange
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar/lemon juice
  1. Add the vinegar to warm milk and let it stand for 15 minutes
  2. Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.(flour,cocoa,baking powder,sugar)
  3. Boil one cup of water and add to the dry ingredients.Mix well using a spatula or in a processor.
  4. Add the vegetable oil and milk(with vinegar) and combine well
  5. Add the candied orange and combine using a spatula
  6. Line the dish with muffin cups and pour the mixture into the individual cups. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Let the muffins cool on the cooling rack for 20-30 minutes and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve as it is or warm it up!
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5 Reviews

elli December 6, 2019
ok, I read it again. The temp is 180 assuming is F but there is no eggs. I think I will pass on this recipe since it isn't well written.
elli December 6, 2019
Is it my imagination or there is no Temp mentioned here?! I am Assuming the norma 350F should work. Anybody?
eirini October 18, 2014
I used 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and they came out great. And I used self rising flout
Beth W. August 25, 2014
Tried to make this and guessed on the vegetable oil. Do not try unless you are for whatever reason very confident. I made half the recipe which turned out as 12 muffins. Into the trash they went. I'm very sad about it.
Ghazzzit February 5, 2012
Hi Chhavi - I see the recipe instructions call for vegetable oil, but the quantity isn't listed with the ingredients. Would you check that? I have some leftover candied orange peel I'd love to try this with...