Double Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
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.
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.