Monday, September 7

Hello Internet,

It's me, The Single Sister. Only, I'm not so single anymore.

Yes, the heavens aligned, I must not have walked under any ladders, crossed any black cats, and the last mirror I broke must have been 7 years ago.  I have a boyfriend.

Wahhoooo! It feels good to finally be able to say that. Here, I'll do it again. I have a boyfriend. 


Anyways, thats not really why I decided to break my neglect-o-blog streak.  

These cupcakes needed to be shared. Look like normal chocolate cupcakes and buttercream frosting? Nope. They are Chipotle Chocolate Cupcakes with an assortment of frosting. 

In the middle is Vanilla Chipotle Cinnamon Buttercream. To the right is Chili Chocolate Cinnamon Buttercream. And on the left is plain Cream Cheese Buttercream frosting.  

I will admit that I have the typical midwestern tongue. I normally don't like spicy things. I buy my salsa mild. But the boyfriend's birthday is on Monday so I wanted to bake him something and he enjoys things on the spicy side. The Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcake I had at my cousin's wedding shower came to mind. After a quick internet search I found a few recipes that I figured I could tackle:


They were delicious.  He loved them. I've only been brave enough to eat the plain cream cheese frosted ones.  The cupcakes have enough heat to them for me, I don't think I could handle the added heat from the frosting.  He loved the hot frosting ones though.  What does a Chipotle Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcake taste like?  It tastes like a chocolate cupcake with a warm after taste. The frosting, from the little that I sampled, has a more chipotle smoky flavor.  It's definitely a different cupcake experience.  Know of someone that enjoys a little heat? These are a must to try.

The next adventure: The Single Sister goes camping. (For the first time in almost 10 years.)

Stay tuned.


  1. I've been waiting for a post, Miss Emily! I must say I'll be staying away from the spicy cupcakes (I'll just appreciate them through the photos --- I would rather not DIE!), but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the whole premise behind this post. Having a boyfriend sounds good. Really good. Even more tasty than your new cupcake recipe. :)

  2. Hooray! The end of the Single Sister Neglect-o-Blog!