Yucatan Chocolate Cupcakes

Yucatan Chocolate Cupcakes

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 12
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min


Discover the incredible combination of flavors the ancient Mayans created thousands of years ago. Spike the dense, rich chocolate cake with the smoky heat of ground chipotle chile peppers. A quick dusting of powdered sugar is all you need to help to tame the heat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cupcake
Calories per serving: 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Protein 2.1g 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 18.25-ounce box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chile*
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pans with paper baking cups.
  2. In a bowl of an electric mixer, combine all ingredients except powdered sugar and mix on low speed 30 seconds. Stop, scrape down bowl and increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes. Fill cupcake molds about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  4. Sprinkle cupcakes with powdered sugar before serving. *Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Chipotle Chile Pepper.