Mexican Hot Chocolate "Cup" Cakes with Cocoa Whipped Cream

JoSele Swopes


I love Mexican Hot Cocoa and to have a "Cup" cake with it Fabulous..they make a great pair...These will be fantastic for a party on the holidays...Or great for single servings for people that are diabetic to switch and use Stevia, or Splenda..didn't have a picture on hand so used a stock photo till I do have one ....Enjoy


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20 Min
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  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    sugar, divided (opt) splenda/stevia
  • 6 Tbsp
    cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    red chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, saigon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    water, boiling

  • 3/4 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Mexican Hot Chocolate "Cup" Cakes with Cocoa Whipped Cream


  1. For the Cakes, preheat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 8 (6-ounce) oven proof coffee cups or ramekins with no stick cooking spray with flour or grease and flour cups. Place on large baking sheet.
  2. Mix flour, 2/3 cup of the granulated sugar, 4 tablespoons of the cocoa powder, baking powder, red chili powder, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Stir in milk, oil and vanilla. (Batter will be stiff.) Spoon evenly into prepared cups. Mix remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Spoon 2 tablespoons boiling water into each cup. (Do not stir.)
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are dry to the touch. Cool cups slightly on wire rack.
  4. For the Cocoa Whipped Cream, beat cream and confectioners' sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add cocoa powder and vanilla or Kaluha; beat until stiff peaks form. Serve cakes in coffee cups while still warm. Dollop with Cocoa Whipped Cream. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.
  5. Tips

    Make Ahead: Prepare and bake cakes as directed. Store in refrigerator overnight. To reheat cakes, microwave on HIGH 30 to 60 seconds or until heated through.
    Recipe for Cocoa Whipped Cream can be doubled. Serve remaining whipped cream on other desserts, hot cocoa or coffee beverages.

    Or you can serve it on Bonnie's Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: For Kids

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