Chocolate Ancho Chile Pepper Cupcakes

On 4/19/08 my husband and I along with a few friends went to see Santana in concert.  Before we went to enjoy our evening of great music (it’s true Carlos does make his guitar sing! ), everyone met at our house for dinner before the show.  What else do you serve for a night of Santana music but Mexican Fare. Of course for dessert I wanted to serve some kind of Cupcake with a Mexican type of flavor so I went searching my favorite blogs for ideas and came up with this.  I went with the basic Martha Stewart One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake Recipe but added 11/2 tsp cinammon and 2 tsp of Ancho Chile Pepper for a little Spice and Heat.  I frosted the cupcakes with your standard Dark Chocolate Ganche but added 1 tsp of Caynene Pepper and 2 tsp of Ancho Chile Pepper and topped with a Red Hot Candy piece.   To get the basic recipes check out Martha Stewarts Web Site or past Living Magazine Issue and for the Ganche I used the recipe in the book Baking: From my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan ( We have the book upstairs.) 

The final outcome was so-so! Some people liked them and some did not(my husband and sons didn’t!). They actually didn’t have too much heat but a nice little kick. I guess all and all you have to like spice and heat to enjoy these Mexican Babies, hopefully while listening to a Santana CD you just checked out!  The concert was great!

The hockey playoffs are going ok for my San Jose Sharks….they just made it into the second round…..(took a game 7!!)….BUT…Lost the 1st game in that round against the Dallas Stars!! Sorry to say they lost the first game ( and I lost $$$ on that one in Vegas) 😦

Step#2…Not sure I did this right, the picture I posted is a little small but next time hopefully I can work on that.  I think the library could use this as a way of referencing, like recipes, places and a whole wide range of things. Several different tags could be used by the library.  Books and different subject titles come to mine for me.  I would use Flickr at home to show pictures of my cupcakes made and tags for the main ingredients used.


1 Response to “Chocolate Ancho Chile Pepper Cupcakes”

  1. 1 Brandee April 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Wow! Those cupcakes sound like a must try item!

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