A chocolate cupcake baked in a hollowed-out orange shell. I saw this idea on a TV show and had to try it, the combination of chocolate and orange flavors is delicious!


  • Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Ingredients:

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. To prepare oranges: Cut each orange in half crosswise and scoop out the insides. Slice a thin layer from the bottom of each orange to make a flat surface. Brush orange extract on the inside of each orange half. Cover the outside of each orange shell with aluminum foil, and place the foil wrapped orange shells in a jumbo muffin pan.

To prepare cupcake batter: Pour all of the ingredients, except for chocolate chips, into a large mixing bowl. Mix together on low for 2 minutes, then stir in the chocolate chips.

Fill the orange halves about 2/3 full and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Turn pan halfway through baking time for even cooking.


crumbcake Says... 2011-11-01 20:50:30

This sounds great, but does the orange shell bake mushie?

Cakeopoly Says... 2011-11-01 22:10:03

No, it doesn't get mushy at all...it actually stays quite fresh because of the foil :)

patsysharon Says... 2012-01-24 15:20:04

I am always looking for new ideas for dessert for my residents at a senior community. This sould great but what kind of frosting would you use. I was thinking of maybe making an orange buttercream with the orange that was scooped out.

betacat Says... 2012-06-27 21:04:21

how many cupcakes does this make? what size of orange would be better? what would be the best frosting match for this?

Cakeopoly Says... 2012-08-18 22:19:01

Sorry I didn't see these comments sooner! I used an Italian meringue frosting, but an orange flavored frosting would be very nice.

I just used regular sized navel oranges, and I can't remember how many it made, sorry!

mysticrose Says... 2012-09-26 09:31:37

Might seem like a silly question, but are the cupcakes served in the orange or do you remove them from the orange prior to serving?

Login To Leave A Comment