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Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes

Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
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!

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

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.

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

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  • 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!
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