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Fiery Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup milk

Icing

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  • Beat butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour through cayenne.
  • Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk to the egg mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Divide evenly among 12 liners and bake 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool cupcakes in the tin for approximately 5 minutes, then move cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Icing

  • Combine butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, and spices.
  • Alternate adding in powdered sugar and milk until icing is desired consistency.
  • Continue adding cinnamon and cayenne until desired heat level is achieved.
  • Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.