Chilli Chocolate Cupcakes 

Description

Tasty, original chocolate cupcakes baked with a hint of chilli spices that will give you an unforgettable cupcake experience. Perfect for the festive season!

 

Serves: 12

 

Prep time: 25 minutes 

baking time: 20 minutes

decorating time: 15 minutes

 

 

 

Ingredients

To make the cupcakes:

115 g  soft butter 

125 g plain flour

200 g caster sugar

75 g cocoa powder

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 

3/4 tsp hot chilli powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs , lightly beated 

125 ml milk 

To decorate:

115 g soft butter 

190 g icing sugar 

40 g cocoa powder

2 tbsp milk 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1 tsp ground cinnamon

plain chocolate, grated 
 

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Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degree Fahrenheit) and line a 12 bun tin case with 12 paper cases 

2. Sift together the flour,cocoa powder and baking powder in a bowl

3. Next add the cinnamon, chilli powder, cayenne pepper and salt to the bowl.

4. Put the butter and caster sugar in a separate bowl and beat together until light and fluffy

5. Add the vanilla extract then add the eggs, a little at a time, beating after each addition

6.Add half of the flour mixture and the milk and beat until incorporated 

7. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix together well

8. Spoon the mixture evenly into the 12 paper cases ( don't fill right to the top- remember the cupcakes with rise whilst baking)

9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cupcakes are well risen and firm to touch 

10. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool 

11. To make the frosting put the butter in a bowl and beat until light a fluffy

12. Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon to the bowl and beat together until well combined 

13. Spoon the mixture into a pipping bag and fit with a star shaped tip

14. Decorate each cupcake using the swirlling motion

15. Sprinkle grated chocolate over the top of the cupcakes 

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