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30 mins
17 mins
47 mins


Dark Chocolate Cupcake
Spicy Cinnamon Frosting


Instructions Checklist
  • For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees . In a pan, whisk 2 cups water and the sugar over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate and butter and let stand 10 minutes; whisk until smooth.

  • In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Add the flour mixture; whisk until smooth. Transfer to prepared cupcake pans and bake for 17 minutes to make 2 dozen cupcakes. Remove from pan and let cool on a rack.

  • Using a melon baller, scoop a 1-inch hole from the top of each cupcake; fill with 2 tsp. jarred dulce de leche.

  • Top with Spicy Cinnamon Frosting, then garnish with chocolate sprinkles.

  • For the Frosting:

  • Sift in the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing at low speed to incorporate (the mixture will be crumbly). Beat at medium speed for 1 minute, then increase to high speed and beat until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add the cream then beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat vanilla, cinnamon and cayenne into finished frosting, 1 to 2 minutes.

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