Have you ever come across a recipe that made you stop and do a double-take? Not necessarily in a bad way…just one that made you wonder, “Hmm…I wonder what that would taste like?”. Well that was me a couple years ago when I first discovered the unique pair of cayenne and chocolate. I thought, “Chocolate is sweet. Cayenne is not. This can never work out.” Well, I was completely wrong, and I’ve been a huge fan of this combination ever since!
For Valentine’s Day this year, why not surprise your significant other with something a bit different? The cayenne in these chocolate cupcakes doesn’t strike you at first bite, but instead leaves you with a slow burn (in a good way!).
Tip: You can always adjust the amount of cayenne depending on your preferences. I thought 1.5 teaspoons was a noticeable amount, but not too much. You could always knock it back to 1 tsp, then taste your batter and adjust accordingly.
What better way to show your burning love than with this hot and spicy cupcake?! Cayenne and cinnamon are often paired together in Mexican hot chocolate, and this cupcake recipe puts a fun twist on that concept. Enjoy!