Monday, April 25, 2011

Fiesta Time! Mexican Chocolate Chile Cupcakes Recipe

Hola!  Cinco De Mayo is just a couple weeks away and that means fiesta time!  The people over and Duncan Hines sent me over this great recipe for Mexican Chocolate Chile Cupcakes and I just had to share it with you.  Now I know what you're thinking and it sounds weird but trust me, you'll be pleasantly surprised!  And while you're busy baking at home, help end childhood hunger by participating in the Duncan Hines 1 million cupcake challenge benefitting Share Our Strength's "Great American Bake Sale".  Through July 24th, the Duncan Hines 1 million cupcake challenge provides bakers with the opportunity to win fabulous prizes including a trip to Los Angeles, California for seats on the red carpet of the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards and double donations to Share Our Strength each week.  You can sign up for the 1 million Cupcake Challenge by visiting

Mexican Chocolate Chile Cupcakes

1 pkg. Duncan Hines® Triple Chocolate® Decadent Cake Mix
2 tsps. Ground Cinnamon, separated.
1/4 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 
1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-style Classic Chocolate Frosting

Baking Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare cake mix as directed.  You will have your cake batter in one bowl and your filling in a second bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the cake batter and mix well.  
  3. Spoon batter into prepared cupcakes liners and pan.  Fill cupcake liners no more than half full.  Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling on top of the batter in the tins.  Cover filling with a tablespoon of batter.  Your tins should now be 2/3 full.
  4. Bake cupcakes as directed and cool completely.
  5. Prepare frosting by adding 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to each can of frosting that you use.  Mix completely and cover cupcakes.
Hands on time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Servings: 14

1 comment:

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