Chocolate Orange Cupcakes


Well, if you love this name, you should thank the one and only Kara Caputo. If it confuses you, go brush up on your childhood knock knock jokes. Regardless, the name proceeded the cupcake. And no, there aren't bananas in the recipe. In order to come up with a cupcake that would live up to this name, I imagined the best possible compliment to orange, and ended up with chocolate. In all fairness, I would have chosen chocolate regardless of the first flavor. The chocolate cupcakes weren't too chocolatey, I might suggest adding more cocoa powder and perhaps mini chocolate chips to increase the chocolate pow. The frosting tasted like an orange creamsicle, delicious!Chocolate Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana CupcakesYield 121 cup coconut milk3 eggs1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice1 tsp orange zest1/4 cup granulated sugar2/3 cup coconut palm sugar1 cup all purpose flour1/2 cup almond flour1/4 cup tapioca flour1/3 cup cocoa powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1. Mix coconut milk, eggs, orange juice, zest, and sugars in a large bowl until smooth2. Add flours, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt and mix until combined3. Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutesOrange Creamsicle Buttercream Frosting3 Tbs heavy whipping cream2 Tbs butter (room temperature)1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice2 Tbs orange zest2 cups powdered sugar2 tsp vanilla1. Whip butter and cream in medium sized bowl until mixture thickens2. Add orange juice, zest, powdered sugar, and vanilla, and mix until thick and smooth. If the frosting doesn't hold it's shape, add more powdered sugarAnd now for the camera practice..