Blood Orange Chocolate Cupcakes
Happy Monday friends! It’s been a while since we had cupcakes, let alone cupcake Mondays. So popping in today with a fresh, delicious cupcake in the form of these Blood Orange Chocolate Cupcakes. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these cupcakes are coming to you just in time to make them for that special someone which includes yourself.
But before we get to the cupcakes, two words: Winter Citrus!! Blood oranges, grapefruits and oh my, meyer lemons. These are some of the reasons we survive cold winter nights. Sadly, I’ve yet to indulge in any besides blood oranges. But there’s grapefruit and Meyer lemons in the cue and I can’t wait to share those recipes with you.
Just to recap our blood orange escapades the past few weeks; there was this blood orange moscow mule (refreshing and brightens your day!), this wonderful blood orange mimosa cake (with a giveaway still going on BTW) and now these blood orange chocolate cupcakes. There’s something just wonderful about the bold, sweet flavors of blood oranges. Make sure you grab some before they are out of season and make some baked goods!
These cupcakes use my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe as a base and it’s boasting with sweet orange zest and dark chocolate made richer with a hint of coffee. Topped with a blood orange frosting (isn’t the color gorgeous??), they are finished with decorative edible candied blood oranges dipped in chocolate. The little extra touch to make these e perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Blood Orange Frosting
(You can find an easy tutorial for the candied blood orange slices HERE.)
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