This Homemade Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe was sponsored by Best Buy.
Until we moved to Texas we never knew about Mexican hot chocolate. Who knew that there was a hot chocolate that was specific to Mexico? Let alone that the flavors of it would inspire this homemade Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes recipe!
But once you’ve tried Mexican hot chocolate, others just won’t compare. The deliciously creamy liquid may seem complex but is simply chocolate enhanced by the addition of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Adding such basic and otherwise unassuming ingredients provide can totally transform basic chocolate cupcakes and frosting into an exciting and unique experience.
If you’ve never tried it before, this Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes recipe can renew your love of hot chocolate! I modified my homemade chocolate cupcakes recipe and my classic buttercream frosting recipe
Homemade Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup 2 sticks softened butter
- 1/8 tsp of salt
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners or lightly mist with cooking spray.
- In a bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Whisk to combine.
- In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer combine milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
- Add to flour mixture until well combined.
- Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water
- Beat on high speed for another 1 minute.
- Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, measure approximately 1/4 cup of batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and another 30 minutes before frosting.
- Cream butter and salt until fluffy.
- Mix in 1 cup of the powdered sugar.
- Slowly mix in remaining powdered sugar and mix until thoroughly combined
- Place desired tip (these cupcakes were made using a [url:1]Wilton #129[/url] inside a large piping bag.
You know what I don’t like about making this homemade Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes recipe?! The dishes afterward. I’m not the neatest baker and it often looks like a bomb went off when I’m done cooking. Not to mention after letting these chocolate cupcakes cool, the pan is usually looking a little crusty with all of the remnants that stuck to the cupcake tin.
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