Spiced Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

Another dessert!  These were originally meant to be pancakes, but they just wouldn’t cook up as pancakes. So I thinned the batter a little and made cupcakes instead. They use a lot of baking powder and turn out pretty fluffy.

1-1/2 c flour

1/2 c cocoa

5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cardamom

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 c sugar

2 eggs

2 c milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 deg F. Line muffin pan with cupcake papers.

Sift together all the dry ingredients. Add milk. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Spoon batter into the cups, filling them only 2/3 full. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Remove from the pan as soon as possible. Cool completely before topping.

Now, because these were meant to be pancakes, I didn’t have a topping prepared. I dusted them with powdered sugar, but whipped cream or marshmallow cream would probably be pretty good on top too.



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