Choco-Churro Fiesta Cupcakes—Dessert for 12

Choco-Churro Fiesta Cupcakes are a delightful Mexican dessert, combining the rich flavors of Mexican chocolate and the crispy sweetness of churros. These cupcakes offer a unique fusion, featuring a moist chocolate base, churro-inspired topping, and a dusting of sugar-cinnamon for an authentic finish. A festive treat for any occasion.

Meal Type






Food Stars

Chocolate, churros





You Need This Stuff

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 3 oz Mexican chocolate, finely chopped
  • 12 mini churros, for topping
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (for churro topping)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (for churro topping)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon (for churro topping)

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Insert 12 cupcake liners into the muffin tin
  3. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt Use the whisk to mix these dry ingredients together until well combined
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, room temperature, and 1 cup granulated sugar until they are well combined Then add in 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 1 tsp vanilla extract Continue to whisk until these wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed
  5. Gradually add the wet ingredient mixture into the large bowl of dry ingredients Use the rubber spatula to fold them together gently
  6. Pour in the buttermilk while continuing to fold the mixture Ensure that all ingredients are well incorporated without overmixing
  7. In a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl using short bursts in the microwave, melt the Mexican chocolate Once melted, allow it to cool slightly before adding it into your batter Fold this into your batter until it is evenly distributed
  8. Use a measuring cup or spoon to distribute the batter evenly among the lined muffin tin cups Fill each about two-thirds full with batter
  9. Place the muffin tin in your preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean
  10. While wearing oven mitts, remove the muffin tin from the oven and place it on a wire cooling rack to allow cupcakes to cool completely inside their tin for about 10 minutes After this time has passed, remove cupcakes from tin and let them continue cooling directly on wire rack
  11. While cupcakes are cooling, prepare churro topping by combining granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a medium bowl Melt unsalted butter in another small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl
  12. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, brush each one with melted butter using pastry brush then roll them into cinnamon-sugar mixture ensuring they are fully coated on top
  13. Finally place one mini churro on top of each cupcake before serving

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Beti’s Reflections

On one of my culinary adventures through the vibrant streets of Mexico, I stumbled upon a delightful fusion dessert that had me smitten at first bite. The Choco-Churro Fiesta Cupcakes Recipe, a unique blend of rich Mexican chocolate and crispy churros, was a festive treat that I knew I had to bring back to my kitchen and share with you all.

This recipe is perfect for serving up a fiesta-themed dessert to 12 lucky guests. However, please note that this is not suitable for those following Gluten-Free Recipes, Vegan Cupcakes, Low Fat Desserts or Sugar-Free Baking diets. This is a full-flavored indulgence that celebrates the richness of Mexican dessert recipes.

The ingredients in this recipe are simple yet flavorful. We start with all-purpose flour and unsweetened cocoa powder as our base – the latter adding depth to our Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes. The baking powder and soda provide lift while the salt enhances all other flavors. Granulated sugar sweetens our base while eggs lend structure and richness. Vegetable oil ensures moistness and vanilla extract adds an aromatic touch. Buttermilk brings tanginess and extra moisture, enhancing the cocoa’s flavor in our Homemade Choco-Churro Cupcakes. The star ingredient is Mexican chocolate, finely chopped for smooth integration into the batter, giving our cupcakes their distinctive taste. For the churro-inspired topping, we have mini churros dipped in melted butter then rolled in a sugar-cinnamon mixture for an authentic finish.

To make these Choco-Churro Fiesta Cupcakes, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lining your muffin tin with cupcake liners – key steps in any cupcake recipe using vegetable oil as an ingredient. Combine your dry ingredients well before whisking together your wet ingredients separately – this technique ensures even distribution of flavors throughout your cupcakes with mini churros topping later on! Gradually combine these two mixtures before adding buttermilk and melted Mexican chocolate – remember not to overmix! Distribute your batter evenly among muffin cups before baking until a toothpick comes out clean from each cupcake – another crucial step in baking Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes! Let them cool completely before brushing each one with melted butter then rolling them into cinnamon-sugar mixture – this gives us our homemade churro topped cupcakes look! Top each one with a mini churro before serving.

And there you have it – Choco-Churro Fiesta Cupcakes that are sure to be the star at any gathering! This unique fusion of flavors makes for an unforgettable treat that will transport you straight to Mexico’s vibrant streets with every bite! So why wait? Get started on this DIY fiesta themed desserts today!

Remember: Baking is just as much about enjoying the process as it is about savoring the end result – so have fun making these deliciously unique Mexican Choco-Churro Cupcakes!

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