Like a glutton for punishment, once again, I attempted baking cupcakes for the August Cupcake Hero event. And a challenge it was – jalapeño cupcakes. Oh my.
After my successful red, white, and blue cupcakes for July, I returned to the basic cupcake recipe from the Small-Batch Baking cookbook. I had some jalapeño-lime jelly in the pantry,
so I filled the cupcakes with that, then made a chocolate ganache-type frosting for the tops. Now, that chocolate frosting may look innocent, but it packs an extra kick because of the addition of some chipotle adobo sauce. So, the end result is my entry for the Cupcake Hero Jalapeño Cupcake. Eat one, if you dare!