Chocolate Orange always appears in the top five of our yum list – I mean what’s not to love about creamy milk chocolate with a dash of orange oil added?  This recipe has all of the nostalgia with extra deliciousness in the form of a soft chocolate cake. And its easy-peasy to make. So grab your apron, and get creative this week and put a smile on everyone’s face with these little cuties…



100g soft butter

100g caster sugar

2 medium eggs

100g self-raising flour

2 heaped spoonfuls of cocoa powder

2 juicy oranges

1 Terry’s chocolate orange



  1. Heat the oven to 180c (350F, Gas Mark 4).
  2. Zest the oranges and put aside (for decoration)
  3. In a generous sized bowl, cream together the sugar and butter with a wooden spoon until smooth
  4. Beat the eggs in a small bowl then add slowly to the butter and sugar mix, beating as you go until it goes creamy and fluffy
  5. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder in to the bowl and with a metal spoon mix in a figure of 8 shape until it is blended in (go easy as you don’t want to knock the air out)
  6. Juice the oranges and add, stir gently to mix
  7. Add the mixture to a baking tray holding 12 cupcake cases
  8. Bake in the middle of the oven for around 15mins or until they bounce pack when pressed
  9. While they are cooking, tap and unwrap your chocolate orange (you need 3 segments per cupcake so no pinching)
  10. When the cakes are cooked, transfer them to a cooling rack and quickly put the three chocolate orange segments on top of each one (as they cool down the heat melts them perfectly)
  11. Keep a close eye for when the chocolate starts to melt – smooth over the top with a palette knife while they are still soft
  12. Sprinkle the orange zest over the top of each for an extra orangey hit
  13. Enjoy with a cuppa

chocolate orange