Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

"'To me, a good cup of hot spiced cocoa is heavenly, and that's what these remind me of,' points out Shirley Glaab of Hattisburg, Mississippi."
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40 m servings
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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg, applesauce, and melted butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the cranberries. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk and whisk until smooth. Drizzle icing over the cupcakes.

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I read other reviews and followed some of the recommendations when making this. I added an extra egg, 1/4 C of applesauce and 1/4 C milk. I swapped out the cranberries for Ghiradelli 60% choco...

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Good flavor but too dry, even with an extra egg. Made it with cream cheese frosting and flavor combo was odd.

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I read other reviews and followed some of the recommendations when making this. I added an extra egg, 1/4 C of applesauce and 1/4 C milk. I swapped out the cranberries for Ghiradelli 60% choco...

Not wanting dry cupcakes, I added another egg, 1/4 C of applesauce and 1/4 C milk in addition to what was required. Substituted walnuts for the cranberries. This recipe is a keeper!

Normally, I tend to stay away from recipes with so few reviews, but this one caught my eye, and I am so glad that I decided to make it. These are so good. The spice combination with the chocol...

Just made these this morning for the art class my sister gives to the gals here in the canyon. I made the normal adjustments for baking at my 8,000 foot elevation plus added one egg since that s...

These were great - easy to mix, healthier ingredients and super taste. I think next time I may skip the dried cranberries in favor of chocolate chips or just enjoy the cocoa cupcake with no add...

Following other reviewers, I added another egg and used almost a full cup of applesauce, as well as substituting chocolate chips for the cranberries. Also, for the flour I used 1 cup all-purpose...

The batter was very dry - to the point that I could not get the ingredients to blend, so I added a couple teaspoons of milk. These came out more like muffins than cupcakes, a tiny bit on the dr...

This was an amazing recipe. I skipped the glaze frosting and went with Cream Cheese Frosting II also found on Allrecipes and they went amazing together. I wouldn't skip the cranberries like some...

Very easy to make. Has a great chocolate-cinnamon flavor. Came out perfect. Only thing I changed on the recipe, was the icing. I added a little margarine and cocoa. Easy and quick.

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