Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunburst Oranges: Orange Chocolate Cupcakes For Valentine’s Day

Or should we say orange chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s Day with a real twist. We know how busy you are so there are as many timesaving cheats in here as possible. We want to share how well the taste of oranges and chocolate go together.  The orange cup serving just adds a novel touch to this dish.

Twelve nice sized Navel Oranges (order today from Sunburst Oranges)
A chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines)
A can of frosting
3 eggs
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice (see Directions)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Cut the top off the oranges and set aside. Scoop the segments out of the orange bottoms. Make fresh squeezed orange juice from the segment parts and strain out the pulp. 

Open your cake mix and make up the batter as instructed substituting the call for water with the same amount of the fresh squeezed orange juice. Fill the orange bottoms with the cake batter and replace the top of the orange.

Individually wrap the oranges in tinfoil.  Place on the center rack of a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven. Bake for thirty minutes and remove one orange and test doneness with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean your cupcake is done.

When done remove from oven and unwrap the tinfoil. Place of a cooling rack until cool.

You can choose to carefully remove the orange rind at this time or serve in the orange cup as is.

Open your can of frosting and scoop contents into a piping bag. Carefully remove the orange top (twisting motion) and decorate as desired. 

You could embellish the frosting with heart shaped sprinkles in honor of your Valentine. Or sprinkle orange zest over the frosting to increase the orange flavor of your desert.

Eating from the orange cup with a spoon may be a good option.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Sunburst Oranges.

If you are looking for the perfect wholesome gift for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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