Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Planning a Cinco de Mayo party? These slightly spicy, sinfully chocolatey Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes would be a perfect dessert to bring with you!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting - a perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo parties!

These cupcakes are super easy to make, especially if you just use a box mix like I do. *wink*

You’ll need a box of Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, enough milk to replace the amount of water called for in the directions, eggs and oil, ground cinnamon and pure vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer, or your stand mixer, beat the mix for about two minutes until it’s nice and thick, then scoop into muffin cups.

The frosting is just Cool Whip with cinnamon. So yummy and light with the richness of the cupcake. You just add a little bit of powdered sugar to it and beat it for thirty seconds or so.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting - a perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo parties!
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix
  • Milk in place of the water - as called for on the box
  • eggs and oil as called for on the box
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix all cupcake ingredients together, beating on low speed for 30 seconds and medium speed for two minutes.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, drop into prepared muffin pans.
  • Bake according to box directions.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, beat defrosted Cool Whip with powdered sugar and cinnamon on medium speed for 30 seconds or until desired consistency.
  • Frost your cupcakes.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting - a perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo parties!
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Close up of Chocolate Cupcakes

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix
  • Milk in place of the water - as called for on the box
  • eggs and oil as called for on the box
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the frosting:

  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix all cupcake ingredients together, beating on low speed for 30 seconds and medium speed for two minutes.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, drop into prepared muffin pans.
  • Bake according to box directions.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, beat defrosted Cool Whip with powdered sugar and cinnamon on medium speed for 30 seconds or until desired consistency.
  • Frost your cupcakes.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Because this is whipped cream frosting, will it melt rapidly? I have to make these ahead for my sons birthday which is on a hot summer day

    1. You would definitely want to keep them refrigerated. I haven’t tried making them a day ahead but I think it would be fine.

  2. I baked these for a Cinco de Mayo party and they were a huge hit. They are light and delicious. I grated some Abuelita hot chocolate tablet and sprinkled it on top instead of the cinnamon.

  3. I’m making these now! I’m sprinkling top with grated abulitas Mexican hot chocolate instead of cinnamon. Can’t wait to try them!

  4. Ohhhh my these look so good!! Definitely going to give this recipe a try! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  5. Yum! These turned out amazing! Loved the teasers on Instagram! btw, the sprinkled cinnamon looks awesome in your pics (=