So I was thinking what is one thing that most everyone loves on a cold winter night. Hot chocolate (and maybe with a splash of something)! Yes I nice cup of cocoa warming your hand. So last night I was thinking I would make something that would warm my tummy, not just my hands. I made some outrageously good cupcakes, with a perfect name "Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes" I made them for a friends gathering last night....and they were a HUGE HIT!
Here are the dry ingredients, you'll never believe what I added, Cayenne Pepper! The cake had a nice subtle kick....it mingled nicely with the cinnamon and Cocoa.
The wet ingredients, I added HOT just brewed coffee and touch of chocolate liquor (not shown)
mix that with the egg, vanilla and buttermilk.
Mix all the lovely wet and dry ingredients together.
I used the mini pan to bake these tiny bits of goodness.
Then I prepared Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Now doesn't that sound so scrumptious? Cant think of anything sweeter.
Then the finish product!!!!!! YUM!
Then I topped them with a Ghiradelli's chocolate chip, and a dusting of chocolate powder and WOW, these turned out beautiful and what a pleasure to eat and share with others.
Tomorrow, I'm going to try my hand at my Great Great Grandmothers Ginger Cake. Cupcake Style..... and you know I'll post the goodness.