5 from 11 votes
Chocolate Orange Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Orange Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 203 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 2 oranges, zest and juice
  • 250 ml orange juice you may not need all of this
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 90 ml vegetable oil
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 100 g sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 190/375/gas 5. Line a muffin tin with paper or silicone cases (remember, muffin cases are bigger than cupcake cases, so if you're using a cupcake tray, this mix will probably make more than 12 and will need a little less cooking time).
  2. Pop the zest & juice from the oranges in a jug, then top up with enough milk, water or orange juice to reach 250ml.

  3. Add in the beaten egg and oil and stir well.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, bicarb and cocoa powder together. Add the sugar and mix to combine.
  5. Pour the jug of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry, and quickly and smoothly fold them together.
  6. Spoon into the awaiting cases and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the tops spring back when pressed, and a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Let cool fully before storing or freezing.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Orange Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.