Vegan MoFo 12: Sacher cupcakes with bitter orange jam and pistachios

I’ve just figured out that I prefer chocolate cupcakes, so today the Sacher Torte has turned into a cupcake. I subsituted the classical apricot jam with a bitter orange one and added pistachios on the top in order to give a crunchy touch.

Recipe approved by the 8-year-old neighbour!
sacher cupcakes

Ingredients (makes 10 cupcakes)

For the batter
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup rice milk at room temperature
1/3 cup canola oil

For the filling
bitter orange jam

For the topping
chocolate bar 70%

For the decoration
pistachios minced
orange zest

Preheat the oven to 180°.

Start by preparing the batter. Whisk in a bowl rice milk and canola oil. In another bowl measure out flour, cocoa powder, caster sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add dry ingredients to the wet and whisk until smooth. Scoop the batter into cupcake pans and transfer to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool completely.

For the topping melt chocolate bar over a bain marie and let it cool.

Cut a cone shape out of each cupcake and cut the point off the cone. Fill the hole with the bitter orange jam and replace the top. Spread chocolate melted on the top of each cupcake and garnish with pistachios minced and orange zest.

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22 comments
  1. narf77 said:

    I love a cupcake with substance and your cupcakes are chock full of delicious and healthy ingredients. I feel like a saint whenever I reach for one. Thanks again for sharing your amazingly creative recipes with us.

  2. Ally said:

    Wow! I’m not surprised that your 8 year old neighbour loved the cupcakes. My kids would squeal with excitement if someone offered them one of these. 🙂

  3. Yes to chocolate and YES to orange rather than apricot! Now if I just had a cup of tea…

  4. Oh my, these are so beautiful! And chocolate and orange are such a lovely combo.

  5. India said:

    i think i need to become your neighbour!

  6. Heidie Makes said:

    this is really lovely recipe 🙂

  7. I have no idea what Sacher Torte is but really how can you go wrong with orange and chocolate, perfect combo.

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