Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Orange chocolate muffins

There are times that call for darkness; not the kind where monsters lurk or the corners of your mind where you do not tread, but the sultry darkness of chocolate. Times when the saccharine sweetness of white and the caramel child-friendly milk will not do. In those moments it is those squares of deep mahogany, all crimson robes and heady wine, that call to you. In mere seconds you find your fingers gently snapping off a shard, your tips already tinged with melted cocoa as you place it softly upon your tongue where it begins its enigmatic melody within your mouth, causing you to swoon and dream of dancing by firelight under an indigo moon.

Today, I indulged my 'dark side'.

ease: 5/5.
prep time: 10mins.
cooking time: 18mins.
total: 28mins.

taste: 4/5. Vibrant orange and seductive dark chocolate - need I say more?

The fragrant bittersweet of the orange zest paired beautifully with the dusky bittersweetness of the chocolate, together they only amplified each other's flavours more.

would I make it again: Yes.

recipe: http://cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-chunk-orange-muffins.html


  1. Orange + Chocolate = match made in heaven. Your little muffins are so so cute and im sure pack a punch of delicious flavour, saving this recipe for sure :)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous muffins and a combination of my favourite flavours. I love chocolate orange.

    Stunning photos, as always.

  3. I wish I would only indulge my 'dark side' every now and then -- seems I give into temptations more often than not though. I love using zest in cakes -- but I'd also love this using banana and chocolate (good warm too).

  4. Bring on the dark side!!
    Orange and chocolate together are a perfect match. I've never made a cupcake like this, but it's on my list now.
    Looks delicious!

  5. I love orange and chocolate together -- what delicious and gorgeous muffins!

  6. I just loved the picture you painted here, dancing under the indigo moon :)
    Heidi xo

  7. That's one good looking muffin. Chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html