Love and Confections: Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes

February 11, 2018

Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes

Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day celebration with Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes. These fun and festive chocolate cupcakes have a sweet heat frosting from cinnamon candies, colorful confetti sprinkles and heart cupcake topper.

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Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com 

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love celebrating holidays and baking special treats for my loved ones. These Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes are sure to be a spicy and sweet surprise that will make everyone's day brighter. 

Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com

You can't have Valentine's Day without some sort of chocolate. I chose a chocolate cupcake base to compliment my frosting. Cinnamon extract, which is optional, perfectly pairs with the moist, chocolate cupcake. If you're not a fan of cinnamon, you can add extra vanilla or even almond extract.

Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com

The perfectly pink frosting gets its color from cinnamon candies. I warmed some milk and let the candies sit in the milk before straining and adding it to the buttercream. I have seen some people try and pulverize these candies in the food processor, but they are pretty tough. Soaking in milk really brings out the cinnamon flavor and you don't have to worry about grainy candy bits ruining the frosting. I added 1 small drop of gel food coloring just to brighten up the pink.

Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com

Decorations on cupcakes are a must! You should see my ever-growing sprinkle collection. Red, white and pink confetti hearts top the cupcakes and add some whimsy. Cupcake toppers are always adorable. Local party stores always have cute options, or a DIY cupcake topper is great in a pinch.

Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com

I hope you have a delicious, sweet and spicy Valentine's Day! Here are some tools you may need to make these cupcakes:


Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!


Red Hot Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes from LoveandConfections.com


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