Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
18 Mins
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes

How to Make It

Step 1

Microwave 1 cup chocolate morsels in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

Step 2

Beat cake mix and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until moistened. Increase speed to medium, and beat 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended and smooth. Add melted chocolate and vanilla, beating until blended. Spoon batter by 1/4-cupfuls into paper baking cups in muffin pans.

Step 3

Bake at 375° for 16 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Orange Buttercream Frosting evenly over cupcakes.

Step 4

Place remaining chocolate morsels in a 1-qt. zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal bag. Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 45 seconds to 1 minute, turning bag over after 30 seconds. Squeeze chocolate in bag until smooth. Cut a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe melted chocolate over Orange Buttercream Frosting on cupcakes by gently squeezing bag.

Ratings & Reviews

Deer Whisperer

February 05, 2017
Made exactly as directed. Perfection. Orange icing a wonderful change of pace.

jeichert1980's Review

October 30, 2010
Love these cupcakes! The orange flavor is very nice and the cupcakes turned out great! I made the orange buttercream frosting but didn't drizzle additional chocolate on top...they were already rich enough without it. Will definitely make again because it is quick and delivers a great result.

rdnckcwgrl3's Review

March 04, 2009
Everyone loved these cupcakes. they were very moist and delicious. i didnt make them with the orange buttercream icing but they were still great. i plan to use the recipe for an actual cake next time. the chocolate drizzle was an excellent addition.