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Grill Cupcakes


  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk, or 1/2 Cup of Milk with 2 teaspoons of vinegar.

<b>Chocolate Frosting:</b>

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 4 Ounces Unsweetened Chocolate, Roughly Chopped
  • 3 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla


  • Coarse White Sugar
  • Hot Tamales
  • Black Decorating Gel


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl whisk your dry ingredients together (cocoa powder, flour, baking soda/powder, and salt) just until combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix sugars, eggs, oil, and vanilla, and buttermilk. Gradually add dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • Ladle batter into lined pan (fill around 1/2 way full). Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave for 2-3 minutes (stirring frequently).
  • Once melted add vanilla and milk. Gradually stir in powdered sugar.
  • Spread frosting on cupcakes. Dust with sugar. Draw horizontal lines using the decorating gel.
  • Top with 2-3 hot tamales. Draw additional grill marks if desired.
Author: Krystle
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