Monday, October 18, 2010

Spice it up!

I was playing around with some warm spices the other day and came up with a great idea for a fun frosting. Chocolate with cayenne pepper!! It is amazing, so I decided to try it out on my church congregation last night. I used one of our church ladies "famous" cake recipes and kicked up the frosting with cayenne pepper it was a huge success. There were some red faces and some teary eyes but for the most part they all loved it. The frosting gives you that sweet chocolaty flavor on the front of your tongue and the pepper comes in on the back of your tongue with a nice warming effect. Not to overwhelming pretty tame for a mixed crowd.
Here's the recipe. Oh and I made mini cupcakes just enough to get a taste, they become a little hotter with each one.
Use your favorite chocolate cake recipe, this is mine because it's a fool proof dump recipe

In your mixer bowl put,
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine salt

In a 2 cup measuring cup put 1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
mix until blended and dump into dry ingredients, mix on medium for 2 minuets.
Wile that's mixing boil 1 Cup water, pour into mixer and mix till blended. Batter will be thin
Scoop with a small ice cream scoop (about a Tbs.) into mini cupcake papers. bake at 350 for about 11- 14 min.
This recipe for me, made 72 minis. so you could half it if you would like

The frosting goes like this...

1 stick butter, 2/3 cup cocoa, 3 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1/3 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla

melt butter and add cocoa


pour the sugar and cayenne pepper into mixer bowl

pour in chocolate and butter mixture, and blend a bit

with mixer on med. slowly drizzle in up to 1/3 cup milk. depending on the weather it may not take all the milk to make a smooth spreadable consistency. After blended add in vanilla.

frost your mini cupcakes. For me the cupcake is just a vehicle for the frosting


  1. "For me the cupcake is just a vehicle for the frosting" I love this. hahaha so cute