Chocolate and Chilli Cupcakes with Spicy Frosting

    48 minutes

    If you are looking to get some spice into your life this chocolate and chilli cupcake recipe could be just the answer.


    Northern Territory, Australia
    4 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • Cupcakes
    • 1 large box chocolate cake mix
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 300ml lemonade
    • 50ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • Frosting
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 4 cups icing sugar, or more as needed
    • 1 (250g) package cream cheese, softened
    • 115g butter, softened
    • 24 small dried red chillies
    • paprika, to garnish

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Ready in:48min 

    1. Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 24 cupcake tray with patty cups.
    2. Empty the box of cake mix into a mixing bowl then whisk in the chilli. Using an electric mixer on medium speed beat in the lemonade, vegetable oil and eggs. Continue to beat for 2 minutes. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake tray filling them 2/3 full.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
    4. Frosting: In a bowl sift in the cinnamon and icing sugar. Beat in the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until the frosting is smooth.
    5. Spread the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes in attractive swirls then poke a small dried chilli stem side up into the frosting as a garnish, dust with paprika (this will look like more chilli but won't have the heat.

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