These Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes have subtle hints of cinnamon and cayenne and will make any chocolate-lover swoon. Each cupcake is topped with a smooth, creamy, dairy-free cayenne chocolate buttercream.
If any cupcake can be considered “sexy”, it’s these Gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes. They are perfect in every way, from the texture to the flavors. When you bite into one of these cupcakes your taste-buds immediately are satisfied with chocolate perfection and then they’re finished with a little kick from the cayenne.
I’ve had several delicious Mexican hot chocolates in my life-time (and some not so goods one’s) and these Gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are the cupcake version of the popular comforting beverage. And, it’s a cupcake, so you know it’s a winner already. I haven’t met a cupcake I didn’t like.
The day I made these for photographing we had friends over. One of my friends is super particular about desserts. That friends tried these cupcakes and said this was the best Mexican Hot Chocolate “anything” that he had ever eaten. It can be hard to get the cayenne just right. Sometimes people add too much, or not enough and it doesn’t work well with the chocolate and vanilla flavors.
These cupcakes have a little cayenne in both the cupcake and the frosting, creating a consistent flavor throughout without dominating the other flavors in the cupcake. Even people who don’t like “spicy” foods will love these cupcakes.
This recipe is quite easy and can be whipped up in no time. Don’t let the number of ingredients fool you. If you lay out your ingredients in order of use, you can have these in the oven by the time it’s done pre-heating. Mixing the frosting is simple with hand beaters or a KitchenAid mixer.
This recipe was sponsored by RYZE. All opinions are my own.