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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are moist chocolate muffins made with orange puree to give a hint of fresh and zesty orange flavor in every bite.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time1 hr 27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 1 large orange
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water



  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a rolling boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and add one large orange to the pan. Simmer for 1 hour. Reserve 1/2 cup of the water to add to the blender.
  • Carefully transfer the orange and 1/2 cup of the water to a high-powered blender and puree until smooth. (Be sure blender lid is secure. I like to hold it on with a dishtowel just to be extra safe.)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the box of chocolate cake mix, eggs, oil, and water.
  • Add the pureed orange (which should have cooled slightly by now) to the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined muffin tin. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 114kcal