How to make it

  • To make the cakes:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake pan with papers.
  • Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt and spices to a large bowl. Stir with a wire whisk until full incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and stir to distribute.
  • Mix together the oil, vanilla, vinegar and water in a small bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fill the cupcake papers three quarters full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with only a few crumbs clinging.
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes and then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Frost and decorate.
  • To make the frosting:
  • Beat the margarine and shortening until smooth.
  • Slowly sift in the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat until mixed in.
  • Fill a piping bag with a #4 Wilton tip or snip a very small opening to create the "spaghetti".
  • To decorate:
  • I made the orange "cheese" with orange colored white chocolate. I get dairy-free white chocolate from Chocolate Emporium. I melted the chocolate chips carefully in the microwave and then added both Wilton Lemon Yellow and Orange icing colors to get the ideal orange shade. I chilled the colored block of chocolate in the freezer. When I was ready to decorate, I microwaved the block of chocolate in 5 second increments to get it just warm and pliable enough to grate.

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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    this is great.
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    This is truely a nice mix of flavors. You can almost use just the flavors from the Cincinnati Chili to make cup cakes. Thanks for the post.
    Donman :)
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