Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mexican Chocolate Chili Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Chili Frosting

Boy was I daring with this recipe.....I was watching the food channel and they had this show on chocolate candy made with different spices, so I thought why not try something with chocolate and chili, just like the mole in Mexico.

This is an easy recipe and it is made with a cake mix and store bought frosting.  You will just need to add a few extra ingredients.

1 box of devils food or dark chocolate cake mix
Milk (instead of water...amount required on box)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp New Mexico Chili Powder
a dash of kosher salt
a dash of ground black pepper
1 disk of Mexican chocolate chopped up into small bits

Makes 24 cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Follow directions on cake box but instead of using water use whole milk.  Add all ingredients except the Mexican chocolate.  Mix until all combined then fold in the Mexican chocolate.  With an ice cream scooper fill cupcake holders about 3/4 of the way.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes.  Remove and let cool on baking rack.

2-store bought tubs of cream cheese frosting
3/4 tsp of cinnamon
3/4 tsp of New Mexico Chili Powder
2-3 tbs of Dutch Cocoa Powder

Add frosting in a bowl and sift the remaining ingredients.  Mix for about one minute.  Frost with spoon or use a tip with a piping bag for desired design.

These cupcakes turned out to be quite TASTY!  Frosting had a nice spice and the cupcake had the WONDERFUL flavor of the Mexican Chocolate!


  1. I love these cupcakes...especially the frosting! The cake was super moist! Yummy!

  2. This one was really fun. Not too much spice, and not super sweet. If you want to try something a little different without going too crazy this is a great idea.