Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by The Daycare Lady

"To me, a good cup of hot spiced cocoa is heavenly, and that's what these remind me of," points out Shirley Glaab of Hattisburg, Mississippi. Priced at a mere 15¢ per cupcake, the drizzled desserts are a budget-friendly finish for any meal. From Quick Cooking 2005

Top Review by cbeslerbake

Delicious! I used sweetened applesauce because this recipe doesn't say which and that's what i had on hand and left out cranberries as I didn't have any. I will try this without the nutmeg and cinnamon as it was a bit too "spicy" for me. I was looking for a more chocolate flavour at the time. No matter though, I loved them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the egg, applesauce and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the cranberries.
  2. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cupcakes. Yield: 1 dozen.

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