by Emma Peters July 20, 2017

If you loved Jaffas as a kid (or even as an adult), Choc Orange Cupcakes are the treat for you! Chocolatey, zesty and indulgent, it's hard to believe that these gorgeous wee cupcakes are both gluten-free and low in sugar. Give them a whirl and satisfy those pesky chocolate cravings.

choc orange cupcakes I'm all about cooking that's quick, easy and healthy, so it's no wonder I gravitated to these super simple orange choc cupcakes so naturally. It's no big secret that I'm a bit of a chocoholic, so for me sweet treats are all about incorporating yummy chocolate in a way that isn't hugely detrimental to my health. This recipe is perfect because one sneaky little square of raw Pana Chocolate per cupcake is all you need for a decadent combo of chocolate and orange to melt in the mouth. The addition of rice syrup as a sweetener makes the chocolate indulgence all the more justified. They're also so scrumptious the kids  won’t even suspect they’re eating gluten free cupcakes (which is a real bonus in my house!)


  •  2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Zest and juice of one orange
  • 20-30 drops orange oil (make sure it’s certified therapeutic grade and ingestible. I like doTerra‘s Wild Orange)
  • 1/2 cup of Pana Chocolate chunks

Make your own Gluten-free Choc Orange Cupcakes:

Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees and then mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine the melted butter and rice syrup in a food processor or blender, adding eggs one at a time. Once you've done this add the milk, then zest, juice, and oils. Add the dry ingredients last and whizz for a few seconds. Spoon the mixture into cupcake papers lining a cupcake pan. Then, drop a chunk or two of chocolate into each cupcake. Bake for 15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. If you can, cool before eating - I must admit, it's pretty hard to wait that long when the melty chocolate centre is so damn delicious but if you can manage better than me give it a go. Om nom!
Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

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