Help Co Worker Wants Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes Where To Start

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sweettreat101 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 2:57pm
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I have a co worker that wants me to make spicy chocolate cupcakes. I plan on using a box mix. I want to do half regular and half spicy. What would you use such as Cayanne and how much do you think I should add? I'm hoping someone has done this before I have no clue where to start.

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jstoops08 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:23pm
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I've never made a spicy chocolate cake but I do remember seeing a recipe for one. It isn't a box mix, but maybe use it as a guide line?

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deah Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:33pm
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I have made that recipe! Wonderful. But, I don't think it would make good cupcakes. Really dense and doesn't rise much.

I would start with your best chocolate cake recipe and add chipotle and cayenne. You're looking for what I call a back door heat (hits after you taste the chocolate.) You don't want anything extremely hot, just enough to know it is there.

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Ruth0209 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 3:36pm
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Google it and start looking at recipes. People don't usually use cayenne in cakes. Most recipes I've seen use ancho.

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Alfiesmom Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 7:03pm
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i just inquired about same thing. On here (CC), under recipes, under Mexican, search "chocolate chili cake". I made a small cake & cupcakes (from the recipe, which uses a box mix). I would next time substitute some or all of the water for brewed coffee and add 1 tsp of vanilla. overall, they were delicious and everybody liked them. the cayenne "bite" hits you after.

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tesso Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 12:09am
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you can also use ginger to get that spicy bite.

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cakesbyleila Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 12:21am
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I add a tablespoon of chiloplte pepper to my regular chocolate recipe. I've never tried with a box mix but I'm sure it would work. Yummy

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