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This Chocolate Cupcake Will Change The Way You Look At Oranges

It's a snack inside a snack!

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Scoop it real good!

Chocolate Cupcake In An Orange Cup

Here's a video that shows you how to make it:

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Servings: 12

For the cupcake:

3 oranges

Chocolate cake mix

3 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1 cup orange juice

For the icing:

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon orange zest, plus more for garnish

1 stick butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar


1. Cut orange in half. With a paring knife, carefully cut along the entire edge. With a spoon, scoop out the "meat" and set aside in a bowl. Repeat for all oranges. This will yield 6 empty orange halves.

2. Juice the orange, reserve for the cake mix.

3. Pre-heat oven to 350°F/175°C. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil and freshly squeezed orange juice. Mix until the batter has no lumps.

4. Place the orange cups into a muffin tin and fill with 1/4 cup of the chocolate batter.

5. Bake 25 minutes.

6. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, vanilla extract and orange zest until nice and smooth. Add butter and mix on medium high for a couple of minutes. Add powdered sugar and mix until the frosting is uniformly smooth. Put icing into a piping bag.

7. Let cupcakes cool down. Top the cakes with icing. Sprinkle extra orange zest on top for garnish.