Thursday, 22 November 2012

Chilli Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

I am so frightfully late at this post. I know, I know I say that almost every post but does the pun make it better?!

I did make some Halloween bakes this year so I'm going to post them and hope you don't mind.

These were the first, some Chilli Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing. I thought the cinnamon may be a bit too much but actually I loved it. These were some of the best cupcakes I've had! The chilli gives such a nice warm bite and cream cheese icing is juts always delicious.

The recipe can be found here:
I substituted the flour for ground almonds just because I didn't realise I was out of flour but this made the sponge so moist and the faint almond was a great contrast.

I used a different Cream Cheese Icing recipe than the one above, I did originally try this one but it was far too runny. I found a good recipe on Pink Whisk and  added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and some green food colouring.

I made little witches hats to top them inspired by Cakeyboi! These were made with a giant button (Chilli choc from Hotel Chocolate) and Hershey Kisses (ordered online). I made these the day before with a little dab of choc icing to glue them together and finished with a piped red bow.

I sent some with the boy to his work colleagues for a Halloween treat. Here they are all packaged up to go. I couldn't get the lid to shut with the hats on so we took them off, wrapped them up and I asked the boy to put them back on when he got in!