Friday, April 13, 2012

Chili Vanilla Cupcakes


Lots of birthdays this week, lots of baking. These were for some work colleagues. We had three birthdays this week in a row on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I am surrounded by Aries as my husband is one as well.


I used the Magnolia Bakery vanilla cupcake and buttercream recipes and just added a tablespoon of chili powder to the cupcake batter.



They were finished off by sprinkling chili flakes over the frosting. The chili flavor gave these a pleasant little kick which was enjoyed by all birthday boys.


Have a great weekend everyone!

9 comments:

  1. What an unique cupcake recipe! Love the chilli flake garnish atop too.

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  2. Holy Moly! I was surprised to read that a whole tablespoon of chili power went into these but I guess it wasn't too much if everyone loved them. Quite a unique recipe indeed. Happy Birthday to your husband :)

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  3. Love it, Lora. Fiery hot chili for fiery hot Aries' passionate tempers. I say that because I'm one myself. You must be such a patient wife with an Aries husband. Colleagues too? My hat goes off to you!

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  4. I love spicy with anything, and that's such a fun idea to sprinkle chili flakes on the cupcakes!

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  5. My boyfriend puts chilli sauce on everything, pretty sure he'd love these. Such a great idea I'll be sure to try these soon.

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  6. Great new place for chili! I'm surrounded by Aries as well. Father, mother, husband, son, stepson, stepmother and 4 cousins... It's a conspiracy - no escaping them!!! Happy Birthday to Aries everywhere!

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  7. I've seen chili and chocolate a lot but never chili and vanilla! Interesting twist!

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  8. At first I thought that these were flakes of petals! Lovely simple but exciting flavours! Like Joanne, I've never seen chilli and vanilla before, only chilli with chocolate.

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  9. wow I have my own favorite recipe for white cake cupcakes (it tastes like fluffy sugar cookies & is just so perfect) but throw some chili powder in there!? oh my! I will have to keep this in mind & make it for some occasion.

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