The Chocolate Orange Cupcake Recipe yields buttery soft orange cupcakes with rich chocolate buttercream to compliment them.
Preheat oven to 180 C or 350 . Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, mix yogurt with sugar until sugar dissolves.
Mix in baking soda and baking powder. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.
Add the orange essence and softened butter. Beat the mixture until it becomes smooth and creamy.
Sift the flour in the butter mixture. Fold until a homogenous batter forms. Mix in the orange zest.
Fill the cupcake moulds with the batter until 3/4 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake center comes out clean.
Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
In a large bowl, beat the butter with a wire wisk until it is smooth.
Sift the icing sugar, salt and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix until well combined.
Add the milk and vanilla essence and beat the mixture for 10-15 minutes or until well combined and smooth.
Refrigerate the frosting until the cupcakes are ready to frost.
Spoon or pipe the buttercream over the cooled cupcakes and garnish with crushed orange candy melts.