Chocolate orange and honey cupcakes

    • 300g self-raising flour
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 1 egg
    • 180ml buttermilk
    • 3tbsp of runny honey
    • 2tbsp of orange juice
    • 2tbsp of finely grated orange zest
    • Icing for topping
    • Marzipan for decoration
    • Black icing for decoration
      1. Preheat the oven
      2. Line a 12 muffin tin with paper cases or lightly butter the tin if you aren't using cases.
      3. Sift the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
      4. Melt the butter, cool and beat in the egg. Add the buttermilk, honey, orange juice and zest and mix together.
      5. Pour the mixed liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Don't over mix as the mixture will become heavy. 
      6. Distribute the mixture between the muffin tins.
      7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the muffins are firm to the touch. Test that they are cooked with a skewer which should come out clean.
      8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
      9. Add icing on top

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