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  • Servings: 30
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  • 1 (12 ounce) package nestle toll house semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1-2 teaspoon orange zest (depending on how orangey you want your cupcakes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Microwave 1 cup chocolate morsels in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Beat cake mix and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until moistened.
  • Increase speed to medium, and beat 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended and smooth.
  • Add melted chocolate, orange zest, and vanilla, beating until blended.
  • Spoon batter by 1/4-cupfuls into paper baking cups in muffin pans.
  • Bake at 375° for 16 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Spread Orange Buttercream Frosting evenly over cupcakes.


Categories: Cupcakes  Dessert 

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