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Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
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Ingredients

1
cup unsalted butter
2
tablets (3 oz.) Mexican chocolate
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
cup sugar
3
eggs
3/4
cup flour
1/3
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ancho chili pepper powder
1
teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1
container (16 oz.) chocolate frosting

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
437.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25.7g
40%
Saturated Fat
13.7g
68%
Cholesterol
87.2mg
29%
Sodium
145.1mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
52.8g
18%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
42.5g
Protein
3.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.20%
0%
Calcium
5.10%
5%
Iron
8.10%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

Try to make the cupcakes on the same day you’re going to serve them, at most the day before.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Microwave the butter and chopped chocolate. Heat for 1 minute on high, stir well until all the chocolate and butter melt. Heat for 30 seconds more if necessary.
  • 3 Add the vanilla and stir.
  • 4 Add sugar and mix well.
  • 5 Add the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chili, baking powder and pinch of salt. Mix vigorously until you have a thick batter.
  • 6 Place paper lining in each cupcake tin and fill with equal amounts of batter.
  • 7 Bake for 23-26 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • 8 Allow them to cool completely.
  • 9 Decorate with chocolate frosting. Sprinkle lightly with chili pepper powder.

I love celebrating Three Kings day. Usually we start the day with a breakfast of cupcakes or donuts, but if there’s school that day we save the sweets for the afternoon. These cupcakes made with traditional Mexican chocolate are a favorite in my house. The chocolate and cinnamon flavor is unforgettable. You can replace the ancho chili pepper with chipotle to create a spicier cupcake. Whatever you choose, your loved ones will definitely enjoy these cupcakes!

Rate and Comment

Pilar Hernandez Pilar Hernandez
September 9, 2015

I love celebrating Three Kings day. Usually we start the day with a breakfast of cupcakes or donuts, but if there’s school that day we save the sweets for the afternoon. These cupcakes made with traditional Mexican chocolate are a favorite in my house. The chocolate and cinnamon flavor is unforgettable. You can replace the ancho chili pepper with chipotle to create a spicier cupcake. Whatever you choose, your loved ones will definitely enjoy these cupcakes!