Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting

Cook Time: 20 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 24 servings


* 1 box chocolate cake mix
* Orange juice (instead of water in cake mix)
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
* 1 cup diced candied orange peel (about 8 ounces)


* 2 cups powdered sugar
* 4 tablespoons butter, softened (1/2 stick)
* 2 tablespoons limoncello (you can substitute with 2 tablespoons
lemon juice for minors)
* 2 tablespoons orange juice
* 1 orange, zested
* 1/4 cup finely diced candied orange peel, for garnish
* Special equipment: cupcake liners, 2 muffin pans


To make the cupcakes: mix the chocolate cake mix according to package
instructions, substituting orange juice for the water. Toss the
chocolate chips with the flour. Fold the chocolate chips and the
candied orange peel into the chocolate mixture. Line the muffin pan
with the cupcake liners. Fill and bake the cupcakes according to
package instructions. Let the cupcakes cool for 1 hour on a wire rack
before frosting.

To make the frosting: combine all the ingredients except the candied
orange peel in a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until smooth,
about 2 minutes. Using a small spatula, place about 1 tablespoon of
frosting on top of each cupcake. Top with a small sprinkle of candied
orange peel.

From: foodnetwork.com

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