Chocolate Orange Cupcakes: Halloween Treats

Chocolate orange cupcakes are sweet and zesty at the same time. They have a classic flavour combination with the chocolate cupcake base and delicious citrus orange buttercream frosting.

These chocolate orange cupcakes are the perfect treat for Halloween and Thanksgiving with their beautiful Fall and autumnal colors. It is a taste that is hard to beat with the melt-in-the-mouth chocolate cake and smooth yet tangy frosting. A divine pairing of flavors.

Discover how you can bake these delicious chocolate cupcakes with orange buttercream frosting for Fall, Halloween or anytime you want to. For added indulgence, add a couple of slices of Terry's Chocolate Orange on top.

Note: This post may contain affiliate links for which I can be compensated.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes: Classy Fall and Halloween Treats

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes: Classy Fall and Halloween Treats to Make

Image Credit: Overlay of text added to original photo shared by F_A on Flickr with a CC License

Can you resist cupcakes that look so heavenly? These cupcakes make beautiful party pieces, gifts and sweet bites for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving with their glorious shades of rich brown and warm orange. They also taste divine too.

Chocolate and orange are one of the most delightful flavor combinations and not to be missed. Give these cupcakes a try and you'll be rewarded with the perfect blend of sweet and sour as the chocolate and the tangy citrus orange buttercream melt in your mouth.

A List of What you Need to Make These Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

1) Chocolate cupcakes ready to decorate > cupcake recipe on allrecipes

2) Some orange buttercream frosting > frosting recipe on myrecipes

3) Icing or frosting set (optional)

4) Chocolate shavings, curls or sprinkles

5) Fall or Halloween themed orange wrappers

You don't need the Terry's Chocolate Orange as suggested but that is a classic example of just how successfully chocolate and orange work together as a flavor pairing. An English delicacy not to be missed. Try putting a few slices on top of each cupcake for decoration.

How to Make Chocolate Orange Cupcakes for Halloween and Fall

Step 1: Purchase or make up a batch of chocolate cupcakes. Here's a recipe if you don't already have one you like to use >> Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Step 2: Let the cupcakes cool down completely on a wire rack before you attempt to add your orange buttercream topping. If you add the buttercream frosting when the cupcakes are still warm, it will start to melt and run off the cakes.

Step 3: While the cupcakes are cooling, make your orange buttercream frosting >> Orange Buttercream Recipe. If you want a strong orange color for the frosting, then you'll need to add in some orange food coloring.

Step 4: Pipe the orange buttercream onto your cupcakes. There is a video on icing swirls on cupcakes below.

Alternatively, spread a very generous amount of buttercream over the top with a blunt knife or spatula which is what I normally do.

Step 5: Using your fingertips, drop some chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles on to the orange buttercream icing.

You can buy packs of chocolate sprinkles but I prefer to grate my own chocolate bars to use as decoration on cakes.

Alternatively, try putting a few slices of Terry's Chocolate Orange on top of each cupcake for decoration. This has the wonderful taste of chocolate orange and will match your finished cupcakes to perfection.

Step 6: An orange cupcake wrapper will finish off your chocolate orange cupcakes to perfection. Mmmm, enjoy!

How to Ice Swirls on Your Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

If you want a bit of a fruity tang this Fall season then chocolate orange will be a perfect flavor for your cupcake treats.

Related Content You Should Also Love:

Page Last Updated:


Articles are accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.