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It’s March already! It’s my birthday month, and something delicious is happening! This month, Dr. Oetker is celebrating all things chocolate, by inspiring people to try something new with it. Don’t worry – it still involves eating it! We love chocolate – and so we were excited to join in!
You might have seen the huge amount of chocolate we were sent from Dr. Oetker to have fun with when we posted it on Facebook and Twitter last week – and after searching the recipes on Dr. Oetker’s website, we took up the challenge and felt so inspired by the cupcakes we saw on their site that we decided to make orange and lemon white chocolate muffins. Mainly because white chocolate is neglected in our household and also because I feel that white chocolate is lighter and somehow less naughty for me to be eating – you know, less naughty than the chocolate tea party we had last year for example.
Lyoto and I made the muffins together whilst it was hailing outside this afternoon; whilst Jensen was at school and Hero was taking a much needed nap. I’m always surprised how much of the recipe for cupcakes he can remember, given that he only just turned three. He’s either a culinary genius and I’m never going to be hungry when he grows up, or we make cakes rather too often. Hmm.
In any case, we were inspired by Dr. Oetker’s white chocolate and lemon layer cake and white chocolate and caramel cupcakes. Our orange and lemon white chocolate muffins contained not just chopped Dr. Oetker white chocolate chunks and lemon extract, but also their so-sweet-you-really-don’t-want-to-eat-them-but-somehow-you-manage-to-eat-the-whole-box-quite-quickly little tiny white chocolate hearts to add some extra love to our bakes. Topped with orange infused white chocolate buttercream, they were more swiped than shared – but then with a house of boys, they were never going to last long! I hid one for the mister for with his after work cup of coffee, and he was delighted.
If you love to bake with chocolate, or you want to try your hand at it, enter Dr. Oetker’s fantastic competition on Twitter! Encouraging bakers to celebrate all that’s wonderful about chocolate by baking a chocolate creation and sharing it with someone, Dr. Oetker believes chocolate tastes better when it’s not eaten alone [unlike how I find myself consuming it – as fast as I can, in the kitchen, before my boys discover I have chocolate]
All you need to do is tweet @DrOetkerBakes with a photograph of your chocolate bake and details of whom you’re sharing it with, using the hashtag #evenbetterbaking, for the chance to win a deluxe hamper of chocolate products!
We had such fun this afternoon – what would you bake, and who would you share it with?
Disclosure: We received chocolate products from Dr. Oetker for the purposes of this post. The opinions are mine alone.
WOW!!! I absolutely adore your photos!! These sound and look amazing!! I much prefer white to milk or dark chocolate! Must get baking!! xx
These sound delicious! We are big bakers, so I think we may well do this. Thank you for the tip!
I've never met a chocolate I didn't like, including white chocolate. Is it wrong that I want to jump through the screen and grab that cupcake? Chocolate, orange and lemon? Oh, yes!!! This is the perfect spring dessert. Beautiful photos, too!
I think I would try to recreate your delicious orange and lemon white chocolate muffins. They look delish and it would be a great way to sample Dr 's O's products.
Happy birthday month (mine is next month!) Those muffins look AMAZING. I LOVE baking so much <3
Great photos, and how delicious do these cupcakes sound! I will be checking out the website.
Yummy these look and sound absolutely delicious!
omg wow lemon always tickles my tastebuds , i know this would be tasty i need to try it out x
Yum, yum, yum!! These cupcake sounds AMAZING!! I could gobble up a tray of them right now!
They sound really different, and look lovely and fresh tasting.
They look beautiful and what a great combination.
ooohhh these sounds amazing! I like the idea of the orange and Lemon yum x
These turned out beautiful and the recipe sounds delicious! I didn't know about Dr. Oetker, but anyone who supports chocolate is worth knowing about. Off to check it out!
Beautiful! How cute that your three year old can remember the ingredients. Maybe he will be a culinary genius one day. These look so delicious!
That is a gorgeous picture and I am a huge chocolate/lemon lover. Naturally I love baking with chocolate, but my baking is like a toddlers drooling. One big, ole mess 😉
Wow! I would love to try this. That picture is making me drool over here. I'm trying to cut some calories and that might be thrown out the window now I seen this. lol
I don't care for white chocolate, but I love orange and milk chocolate. I may try this with milk chocolate, even though it will be no where near as pretty!
Nothing better than orange and lemon, my fave flavours. Off to tweet some chocolate now! 🙂
These look amazing. Please can you send me some? I love your photography too
That looks so beautiful to eat! Now I am craving for some sweets and you are to blame hahaha.
We have the same birth month. I'm not much of a baker but I'm sure the recipes would be great treats to the tummy.
Happy birthday to you!! I am a huge chocolate lover and that dessert looks amazing!
You had me hooked with the gorgeous presentation. The zest of citrus with white chocolate definitely is a culinary experience.
These sound lovely – gorgeous photos too! xxx
Absolutely fantastic photos and the citrus and white chocolate is definitely a thumbs up from me x
oh my goodness .. this looks amazing!! i so wish i could bake more! x
It looks absolutely amazing. I love anything with lemon in it. Plus I just love sweets.
Wow that looks great! Lemon and white chocolate definitely sounds like a great combination!
These look absolutely perfect for spring! The color is just jumping off my computer screen. Oh, and they sound so yummy!
These look and sound absolutely gorgeous! Bet they tasted lovely too.
The cupcakes look delicious. Baking is one of our favorite things to do but we do not do it very well!!
These are gorgeous photos making me so hungry I want to jump into the screen, I love white chocolate and absolutely hate dark chocolate so this is for me.
I don't like white chocolate but wonder if they will work with dark instead
Stunning presentation! They would make a great party piece.
I hardly ever bake with white chocolate, but these sound really yummy!
What a great combination and beautiful photography