I have never been a fan of spicy foods. I don’t understand why people want to eat foods that cause physical pain. But recently I discovered that often those spicy foods also have a really delicious flavor. I decided I needed to build my tolerance to spice because I am missing out on so many amazing foods and flavors by avoiding it.
I started small, dipping chips in spicy, delicious queso. I’ve recently advanced to buffalo sauce…on everything… (I love buffalo!) In fall and winter, I always think the chocolate with cayenne and cinnamon sounds so appealing, but I avoid it because I fear the spice.
But I made these cupcakes, and braved the spice to give them a taste test. I bit in and immediately was in heaven with the rich, delicious chocolate flavor. But where was the spice? These just taste like divine chocolate cupcakes. And then suddenly, it hits you! Trust me, just wait for it…
But these are spicy in the best possible way. These are one of those foods with a flavor so delicious that the spice is totally worth it. The cinnamon adds that perfect touch of fall flavor, and the cayenne brings a warmth to the fall chill.
These will make a perfectly scary treat for your next Halloween party, or for a chilly gathering around a nice bonfire. Cozy up in this amazing weather with these hot treats!