What can you say about chocolate-orange, it’s a partnership made in heaven, the ultimate partnership.
I’m not ashamed to say I have a secret stash of Jaffa Cakes for those bad days when I need a chocolate lift. Those bad boys are definitely one of my weak spots. That is why these simple but very delicious chocolate-orange muffins are a great favorite of mine. When I say simple I mean SIMPLE, NO MIXER required just a quick stir of a wooden spoon. These muffins are light and fluffy and the addition of buttermilk keeps them moist and gives them that rich taste.
For a zesty orange kick, I’ve gone with everyone’s favourite Terry’s Chocolate Orange. They recently brought out Mini Terry’s Chocolate Orange which are ideal for this recipe. I chopped them up small and added them to the chocolate batter. This gives the muffins the extra gooey,chocolaty orange taste that make them muffilicious.
I finished them off with a drizzle of melted chocolate – no such thing as too much chocolate
If you have no Buttermilk – No worries try this handy tip
TERRY’S CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS
80ml vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
100g caster sugar
60g brown sugar
50g cocoa powder
260g plain flour
1 x 125g mini terry’s chocolate orange
Preheat oven 180c/350f & line a muffin tin with liners
Mix together oil, buttermilk, eggs vanilla in a jug. (all wet ingredients.)
Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda in to a bowl, mix in both sugars.
Add wet ingredients and mix gently WITH A WOODEN SPOON DON’T OVERMIX.
Chop up one packet of mini terry’s and add to mix.
Fill muffin cups ⅔ full. Bake at 180f degrees for 20-25MINS
Drizzle with some melted choc (optional)
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