Ok so I am carrying on with the “drizzle” theme with another cupcake recipe. But when the cake is this yummy (I flatter myself) 😉 you really do not need lots of frosting. I am going to rather immodestly say that these are the best chocolate cupcakes I have made so far. The sponge is so light and delicate with a little orange flavour from the marmalade and zest and a deep chocolate  flavour from the cocoa. I love them and have rather naughtily had three already today. Levi thought they were equally yummy and couldn’t stuff them into his mouth quick enough;


that’s my boy! 🙂

 Do try them out….

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cupcakes

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 75 g cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 175 g white sugar
  • finely grated zest 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp ground flax (linseed) mixed with 3 tbsp warm water
  •  2 big tbsp of marmalade
  • 80 ml sunflower oil
  • 250 ml rice milk

Preheat oven to 180 c

  1. Mix the flax and water in a small bowl and put aside.
  2. Sieve all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. Make a hollow in the middle and add all of the other ingredients stirring gently until combined. Do not over mix or beat to hard.
  4. Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for about 12 minutes until knife inserted comes out clean. Remove to a rack to cool.



  • 150 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp marmalade
  •  3 tbsp orange juice

Sieve the icing sugar then mix in the marmalade followed by the juice until you achieve a nice drizzly consistency. Drizzle away!

Head over to Cybele Pascal’s fab blog for more recipes from Allergy Friendly Friday.

6 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cupcakes

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