Although we don’t need any excuse to make (and consume) chocolate, it seems particularly appropriate during the cold of winter. Devouring a mound of chocolate and butter and sugar just seems to make the chill a bit more bearable. And when you add chili powder in, you’ll feel positively warm! Well, maybe. Keep your socks on, though. Both pairs.
This cupcake would go well with a few different toppings, and since it’s a large recipe, you might want to experiment. We recommend chocolate buttercream, cinnamon cream cheese, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.