It's been a beautiful day in El Paso today. It started out overcast, then the clouds got denser. The temperature was in the 80's and by 2 pm it started raining, lightly, but steadily. No thunder, no lightning, no flooding...just a nice light drizzle that has gone on for a couple of hours. I couldn't think of anything better to do than to bake. But what? I know...CUPCAKES.
I got a comment on my Mexican-American Border cooking blog from Adi (Inmaculada). She's from Spain and she is the loveliest person I've ever talked to online, through comments. She has a sweet personality and love's her cooking. Her blogs and photography are beautiful. Check them out.Verduras Para Todos
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Anyway, she had written a post about magdalenas. All I saw were cupcakes. Duh! I looked it up and sure enough, in Spain, cupcakes are called magdalenas. How absolutely marvelous. Actually it translates into "fairy cake" or "muffin".
I was inspired. I love cookies and cupcakes. So, cupcakes won the coin toss. I used what I had on hand and came up with this simple little Mexican Chocolate Cupcake recipe just for you.
One chocolate cake mix, 1 1/4 cups of water, 1/3 cup of oil, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 disk Abuelita's Mexican chocolate, chopped up. Now for the frosting. It would have to be chocolate of course. I used the Hershey's Fudge Frosting recipe with a few tweaks.
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 disk Abuelita's Mexican Chocolate, chopped up
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup hot milk1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Kahlua
Melt butter over low heat. Add cocoa and Abuelitas chocolate. stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit.
In a large mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Add cooled chocolate, vanilla and Kahlua. Beat on medium until smooth and thick, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Chill for about 1/2 hour. It'll make about 3 cups.
I hope you enjoyed your day like I did. Reading, writing, cooking, and music. Ah, what a wonderful life.