How To Make Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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Jun. 05, 2015

NOT your average cupcakes- these aren't "Hot" as in boiling hot- nor a "hot chocolate" as in the drink- but a "hot chocolate cupcake" as in a chili spiked chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy chili-chocolate frosting. These are great for April Fool's day- trick someone into eating an unorthodox chocolate cupcake...


For cupcakes:
Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
All purpose flour 1 1/3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1/8 Teaspoon
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened
Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Eggs 2
Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
For the frosting:
Butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , melted
Cocoa powder 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Powdered sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Milk/Heavy cream 2 1/2 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon (optional)
Cayenne pepper 1/4 Teaspoon (optional)
Chili flakes To Taste



Preheat oven to 375°F/ 180°C.

Line muffin tray with cupcake liners.



In a small bowl, combine water and cocoa until smooth.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and mix well.

In another bowl, combine butter, sugar and whisk until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla extract and mix well.

Gradually add flour mixture, cocoa mixture and stir until combined.

Spoon into paper liners using ice cream scoop and pop into oven.

Bake for 16-18 minutes and once done, allow to cool completely.

For frosting, whisk cocoa and butter. Add cayenne pepper, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

Spread over cupcakes using piping bag and garnish with chili flakes.



Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 316Calories from Fat 120

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 124 mg5.17%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet