orange + turmeric cupcakes

Hi Everyone! I am wishing you all a wonderful Monday. To bring some sunshine into your day, today I am sharing with you the recipe for some golden orange + turmeric cupcakes. I made these delicious cupcakes in collaboration with East End Foods, featuring their beautiful, high quality turmeric.

The texture of these cupcakes is light, sweet and fluffly – with a refreshing, vibrant orange flavour. To add a hint of bitterness, and balance out their sweetness, I topped the cupcakes with a drizzle of rich dark chocolate to finish.

These cupcakes are gluten free, vegan, and sweetened with coconut sugar. They are such a fun recipe to make, so I really hope you enjoy them!

orange + turmeric cupcakes

makes 9 cupcakes


1/2 cup (125ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
100g courgette
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup (110g) coconut sugar
2 tbsp tapioca flour
1/2 cup (75g) buckwheat flour
1/2 cup (60g) ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
zest 1 orange
75g dark chocolate



  1. Firstly, add your orange juice, courgette, vegetable oil, orange extract and apple cider vinegar into a blender, and blend until smooth. Then, set aside.
  2. Next, Add the buckwheat flour, ground almonds, tapioca flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir everything together until well mixed. Then add in the coconut sugar, turmeric and orange zest. Stir again until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Next, add in the blended liquid. Stir everything together until a smooth cake mixture has formed.
  4. When this is done, line a cupcake tray with 9 cases. Fill each case about 3/4 full with the cake mixture, until all of the mixture is used up.
  5. Then, add the cupcakes into the oven to bake for about 12 minutes.
  6. Once the cupcakes have cooked, remove them from the heat and set them aside to cool.
  7. While the cupcakes cool, place a pan onto a medium heat and add in the dark chocolate. Stir the chocolate together until it has melted.
  8. Once the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat, and drizzle it on top of the cupcakes to serve.
  9. You can enjoy the cupcakes whilst the chocolate is still warm, or you can wait for the chocolate to set before serving. Enjoy!

1 thought on “orange + turmeric cupcakes

  1. These muffins look moist and so very flavourful with the combo of orange and turmeric powder.

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