Chocolate Orange Bonfire Cupcakes

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Oh look what it is, another excuse for us to bake! Bonfire Night is here and we have celebrated by baking delicious chocolate orange bonfire cupcakes.

We made a standard chocolate sponge recipe, however you want to make it, all in one or the creaming method, weighing the eggs or using approx 120g sugar, butter, flour with 2 eggs etc

We then made a chocolate buttercream using our favourite hummingbird bakery recipe (we halved it!) and used a pallet knife to cover to top of the cupcakes.

We then made the vanilla buttercream and added some orange food colouring along with orange flavouring. We piped onto the top of the cupcakes and decorated with broken up flakes.

These did not take us as long as anticipated to make and were lots of fun, but simple. You can also adapt it by adding chocolate orange flavouring to the sponge mix.

We cannot wait for tonight we are off to the local fireworks display where there will be a big bonfire, live bands and lots of food and drink to buy – bring on the mulled wine.

It definitely feels like winter once bonfire night comes around, the community all going to a field wrapped up warm in hats, gloves, scarves and welly boots to watch some beautiful fireworks.

How will you be celebrating?!

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