Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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         You may think I am obsessed with Devil’s Food Cake Mix, and that may be true… But I have been trying out the idea of a hot chocolate cupcake and this one was just so simple and has worked the best.  The topping is very light because it is mostly whipped cream and the spice the cinnamon gives it is a little kick for your taste buds. 

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake:
Devil’s Food Cake Mix
Eggs (amount specified on cake mix box)
Oil (amount specified on cake mix box)
Milk (amount specified for WATER on cake mix box)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
Whipped Topping:
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
2.    In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, milk and vanilla. 
3.    Add cinnamon and cake mix (you can sift the cake mix in to make for easier blending.)  Stir well.
4.    Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
5.    Place immediately into airtight containers to seal moisture.
6.   Whipped Cream Topping: Whip heavy cream, then remove from bowl.  Beat butter for 5 minutes, then add whipped cream.
7.    Add cinnamon, vanilla and powdered sugar slowly.  If it clumps, be patient and keep beating.  Add as much sugar until you get the taste you want. 
8.   Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with cinnamon.


20 thoughts on “Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Ruth says:

    Oooh! These look really good. I'm with you on Devil's Food Cake being the best cake mix around. Moist and light but substantial. 🙂

  2. 2
    Sabrina says:

    wow this look sooo good right now! I love using a box cake mix and sprucing it up!

  3. 3
    Patti says:

    Oh, now I don't know if I should make these or the Nutella ones for my party tomorrow! Too hard to decide!!!

  4. 4
    Wit,wok and wisdom says:

    Hello Lizzy!
    Thats an amazing cupcake recipe you have here and the cupcake looks gorgeous!Congrats on making it to the Top 9 – you deserve it:)

    Do drop in sometime at my place.I have an event going on – do take a peek and link up if you wish!


  5. 5
    The Addicted Baker says:

    Just found your blog and it is amazing! Check out my own if you get the chance:

  6. 6 says:

    Mmmm..these look delicious and super easy to make! 🙂

  7. 7
    Heather says:


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    Hester Casey - Alchemy says:

    How gorgeous is this! I've not tried Devil's Food Cake mix – sounds like I'm missing out. Your whipped cream frosting is a great idea, lightening the buttercream.

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    Anonymous says:

    These are SO good! My house smelled amazing as they were baking! I love how they really do taste like Mexican hot chocolate! Mine didn't turn out as pretty as yours, but I was pleased. Thanks for being the genius to make and share these!

  10. 10
    Heather B. says:

    Saw a picture of the cupcakes and had to see what it was all about. I made these yesterday and they smelled wonderful! Made the icing today and wow, what a pair! Delicious!

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    cass says:

    Hey i am just curious if you used a big box of Cake mix (24 cupcakes) or a smaller Duncan Hines cake mix (12 cupcakes) I want to be sure to put enough cinnamon since I bought a big box! Thank you and I LOVE all your recipes!

  12. 12
    Lizzy Mae says:

    This is a recipe for a regular 24 !

  13. 13

    Found you on Pinterest. Just wanted to tell you that I love all of your fun recipes, you creative girl you. And, your photos are stunning!

  14. 14

    But wanna tell that this is very beneficial , Thanks for taking your time to write this.

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    Kris says:

    I might’ve read the instructions wrong because my frosting came out tan instead of the nice white you have pictured. Did I miss something? Is the cinnamon in the frosting as well as on top? And there’s only a third cup of whipping cream, right? I’m loving the taste of the frosting it just isn’t what I was expecting. Thanks for posting this! I love hot chocolate…especially with cinnamon on top of the whipped cream!

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    Angela says:

    How long should you whip the whipping cream for the frosting? And is it ok to use heavy cream instead of heavy whipping cream?

  17. 17
    Hunter says:

    I use homemade toasted marshmallow frosting for my icing as an alternative, Its very delicious.

  18. 18
    Sonya says:

    I substituted the cinnamon for a package of Abuela’s Mexican Hot Chocolate….. YUMMMY!!!

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