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A fabulous muffin recipe perfect for all those who love the combination of chocolate and orange. Use a good quality plain chocolate and fresh orange juice, if possible.

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IngredientsServes: 12

  • 250g plain flour
  • 110g plain chocolate, grated
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 90g butter or margarine, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 60ml orange juice
  • 110ml buttermilk

MethodPrep:25min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:45min

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper cases.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, plain chocolate, baking powder, bicarb and salt.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the orange zest, orange juice and buttermilk. Pour into the flour mixture, and mix just until evenly moist. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the tin on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from the tin.

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Reviews in English (40)

Loved these. Nice and moist and a great combination of chocolate and tangy orange.-28 May 2012

I love this recipe but I tweaked it a little by using Terrys Chocolate Orange instead of the plain chocolate-23 Mar 2016

by ashley

it's yummy! i substituted the chocolate with chocolate chips. i couldn't find buttermilk so plain yogurt was the next best alternative. however, i couldn't taste the orange, i could smell the orange from the oven but it was lost in my mouth. therefore, i plan to add orange extract the next time.awesome muffins. i baked it for valentines and my frens loved it. thanks!-18 Feb 2007

Step 1

Mix the flour in a bowl along with the cocoa powder, sweetener and baking powder.

Step 2

Whisk the eggs, milk, orange zest and juice then pour into the dry ingredients and mix to form a batter. Stir in the chocolate chunks.

Step 3

Place 6 thick muffin cases in eac drawer or your Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer, spoon the mixture between them to reach the top then select zone 1, BAKE, set temperature to 170C and time to 20 minutes. START and wait for them to bake!

Step 4

Check they are baked with a skewer – if so, remove from the drawer and place on a wire rack to cool.

Step 5

Meanwhile beat together the soft cheese, cocoa powder, icing sugar and orange juice and chill in the fridge until needed.

Step 6

Spoon some frosting over each cooled muffin, top satsuma or clementine slices and sprinkle over cacao nibs and enjoy!

Chocolate Orange Muffins

These Chocolate Orange Muffins are a delightfully sweet treat. Perfect for packed lunches and after school treats.

They also freeze really well for those extra busy days – keep reading to find out how best to freeze them.

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Mine was sparked by a mild despair at the numerous, minor health conditions I’ve been living with for the past few months. And the knowledge that if I don’t change things soon, it might be too late.

So, whilst I’m cooking up a deliciously moist batch of chocolate orange muffins today, that contain both sugar & white flour (both of which I’m planning to cut back on in our every day meals), once cooled they’ll be headed straight for the freezer.

  • 300g (10oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 90g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 100g bar of orange-flavoured chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 200ml (7fl oz) milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Finely zested rind of 1 orange plus 4tbsp juice
  • 4tbsp sunflower oil
  • 12-hole muffin tin, lined with paper cases

Set the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6).

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl then stir in the sugar and chocolate.

Lightly beat together the milk, eggs, orange zest and juice and sunflower oil. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients, but take care not to over-mix or the muffins will be tough.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 mins. The muffins are cooked when they have risen and feel firm to the touch when lightly pressed in the centre. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Grease two pans of 2-1/2" muffin cups or line the cups with paper bake cups. Set the muffin pans aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center.

In another mixing bowl, stir together eggs, milk, oil, thawed orange juice concentrate, and orange peel. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Stir in chocolate chips.

Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in a 400 degrees F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans.

Serve warm. If desired, brush muffin tops with a little orange juice concentrate.

Recipe Summary

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 recipe Streusel Topping

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups set aside.

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate pieces. Make a well in the center of flour mixture set aside.

In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, milk, orange peel, orange juice, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle generously with Streusel Topping. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins)

Рецепт Chocolate Orange Muffins

I should make you all wait for this recipe. I mean I have so many other breakfast recipes I've been holding onto that I haven't posted yet, and I promised you my silly story about hashbrowns. I mean seriously this recipe is worth waiting for, but then you couldn't all rush out and get everything you need to make these for Sunday morning!! Ok, I convinced myself, you can have this recipe now! And oh my goodness, these are AMAZING. Now I can't take all the credit for these muffins, they were invented in the Farming Tot's brain. Now some of you are probably thinking, then how good can they be? But let me assure you, when it comes to anything chocolate my son is more of an expert that I am. I asked him what he wanted for dinner yesterday morning (we were getting ready to go to the store), and he said, "Um. Chocolate, Chocolate Muffins. And Oranges!" So I asked him if I could put the orange in the muffins, and I seriously thought he was going to flip out as that apparently sounded very "Nummy, Nummy in my Tummy!" (Which is also his review of this recipe when I asked him how it was hehe!). And I will say, my son is right, these muffins are very yummy! They have a very light texture to them, not as heavy as a normal muffin, especially a chocolate one, which I really enjoyed. The orange flavor was spot on, not too heavy or overpowering the chocolate, but subtle and scrumptious! If you love the chocolate and orange combo, these are for you! But once again, I can't take all the credit, as I just came up with the ingredients and baked them. So I guess you could say these are really a Farming Tot original, since coming up with the idea is half the battle! Enjoy! -)

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Chocolate Orange Muffins Recipe

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  • 175g Butter (All chopped up at room temp)
  • 175 Dark Chocolate (Yet again chopped up)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs (Lightly Beaten. lightly!)
  • Rind of and orange finely grated, use more if you want more orangey taste. (Not too much like 1 million oranges though =P )
  • 1 Cup Self Raising Flour
  • 6 Slice of orange cut into halves


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  • 1 Cup brown sugarshopping list
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  • 6 Slice of orange cut into halves shopping list

How to make it

  • Melt butter & chocolate in heat proof bowl over saucepan of simmering water keep stirring until smooth. Add the sugar and stir it until it's all gone.. er dissolved ) Then remove from heat. Make sure no water gets into the chocolate though it will ruin it =(
  • Add yer eggs and rind and beat until well combined. (Wooden spoon for some reason does it better for this I don't know why)
  • Sift flour and cocoa and fold it into mixture until just combined, don't overbeat it! It'll become all thick and heavy then you'll be eating and orange rock lol.
  • Fill patty cases up with the mixture, this makes 12 so a muffin tray should do. Then lay your orange slices on top. Bake it for 20-25minutes. Do the skewer pokey test if it comes out clean your al good )
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Thanks Joyce, I shall be finding lot's of yummy recipes on here hehe ^^ I remember the wooden spoon when I was a kid though I don't remember eating any muffins after hahaha =P But thank you in all =)

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