My blog’s eponymous recipe.

Makes12 cupcakes.


 100g SR Flour

50g Cocoa Powder

0.5 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

0.5 tsp Cardamom

0.5 tsp Nutmeg

pinch salt

100g butter

100g sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons strong black coffee

0.5 tsp vanilla essence

2 tablespoons milk if required


Paper cupcake wrappers


To Decorate


100g Dark Chocolate


Sift the flour, cocoa, spices and salt.

In another bowl beat the eggs and combine with coffee and vanilla

In a food processor cream the butter and sugar.

Then blend in the egg and coffee mixture.

Fold through the dry ingredients.

Add milk if required to make a soft texture.

Put 12 cupcake wrappers on a tray and drop a large spoon of mixture into each one.

Bake for 12-15mins at 180°c.


When cool decorate with melted chocolate, hundreds and thousands, green and red icing or whatever you think makes your fairies look as devilish as possible. 


5 Responses to “Recipe – Chocolate Chilli Cupcakes”

  1. curiousdomestic Says:

    Chocolate and chili, eh? I’ll put that on the cupcake To-Do list.

  2. katrinaalloway Says:

    Go on be a devil Curious Domestic!
    Best wishes

  3. Chefette Says:

    Hi you! I actually think this could work it would give it almost a southwestern
    seasoning sort of a flavor like that Chicken Adobo that you find in Mexican restaurants
    that is so yummy. Give it a go and let me know how you like it.
    Word of caution – before telling anyone what’s in them let them taste it first so they
    don’t put up all sorts of weird warning flags and think “eeeeew chocolate and chilli –

    Cheers & Bon appetit


  4. katrinaalloway Says:

    Hello Chefette
    Oh yes this flavour works. I’ve just given a box to my mum. She is delighted.
    I have been meaning to try more Mexican chocolate chilli sauces. Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. Hi Iove your recipe and can’t wait to try it out soon. Being Mexican this combination is no stranger to me, and I can also say that dark chocolate bars spiced with chili are fantastic. Thanks for sharing:)

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