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Abuelita Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot cocoa and cupcakes! What a perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and yum!
Servings: 24 mini cupcakes
Author: Toni Anderson


For the Cupcakes

  • 4 packets Abuelita hot cocoa mix about 7/8 cup
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee

For the Frosting

  • 1/3 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 packets Abuelita hot cocoa mix


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray (recipe makes 24 mini cupcakes).
  • Mix all cake ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Spoon the batter into the baking pan.
  • Bake for 9 minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the frosting ingredients. Mix on medium high speed until whipped, and then frost the cupcakes.