Who loves the man in your life so much that you'd send him off kickin' and screaming? Yes, you know those macho men love to feel the burn of a nice smooth, deliciously hot and flaming hot sauce only to act like it's no big deal, no sweat...you know the drill. So why not add to that special day, you know Father's Day is right around the corner, and give that special someone a treat worthy of them. Yes, a Kickin' Cayenne Cupcake especially for those lovers of heat, worshippers of the burn and men of macho-ism...
Happy Father's Day!
This first time I made this delicious spicy treat, my son failed to mention to me that the hot sauce he had purchased actually had garlic in it too. To my surprise, and when I tasted the cupcake it was a surprise alright, the flavor of garlic stuck on my tongue like a nice subtle clove. Well, if you know anything about garlic, you know subtle is really not subtle. It stuck out like a sore thumb, but, I kind of liked it. It was unique to say the least. So, take it from me, it's probably best to steer clear of garlic hot sauce and stick with the straight up, burn your butt kinda sauce for the first time...
Yes...trust me, unless you really love sweet garlic, and then go for it.
Kickin' Cayenne Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix made as directed ( I used Duncan Hines)
Zest and Juice of 1 lime
3 Tbs Hot Sauce
Make Cake as directed, add zest, lime and hot sauce, and mix well. Spoon into cupcake liners in cupcake pan and bake as directed. Cool.
16 Tbs Butter (2 cubes)
8 oz cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbs Hot sauce
Make Frosting by creaming butter and cream cheese on high until mixed. Slowly add in sugar until mixed. Add Hot Sauce, mix slowly until mixed then beat on high about 1-2 minutes until nice and fluffy.
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 tsp powdered cayenne pepper
Mix in a bowl. After cupcake is frosted, sprinkle over cupcake with a sifter. You won't want to miss this ...extra burn...step!
Canned Jalapenos (drained)
Quickly coat Jalapenos in sugar. In a hot non-stick pan lightly spray with cooking spray and add jalapenos, spaced apart. Cook about a minute or two and flip and cook on other side too. You want this jalapeno to look caramelized. Once cooked, place on tin foil to cool and harden.
*disclaimer~ these will create an aroma in your home that is almost like eating a pepper. So perhaps an open window is a great idea. All peppers are not created the same so I'm just trying to give you a heads up.
Garnish cupcake. Eat...Enjoy! Oh, and don't forget, milk is always nice to have on hand or a nice cold glass of ice water... Just saying... in case that man of yours just can't really take the heat.