Mexican Chocolate Sourdough Cupcakes

Mexican hot chocolate is a favorite treat around here, as is a delicious cake so what’s better than combing them? Sourdough cupcakes! In Mexico it’s hard to find a candy that doesn’t have chili in it.  My lovely taste testers also known as my oldest girls liked this twist on chocolate cupcakes. They advised me on each batch as they came out of the toaster oven, telling me if they needed more a “kick”. The last batch was the winner. This recipe makes great cupcakes or cake. Frosted or plain both are delicious. (Frosting recipe to come soon.)
Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes
makes 16 cupcakes or one 9 by 13 cake
1 cup starter
2 1/2 cups  whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sucant
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup full fat coconut milk
2 TBS vanilla
4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
Mix  your starter, flour and coconut milk together in a bowl until incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let is sit for at least 8 hours or up to 24.
Preheat at 350 F. Grease your muffin tins or cake pan.
In a separate bowl beat the eggs, coconut oil, suacant, vanilla and spices together. Add sourdough mixer, salt and baking soda. Beat until smooth.
Pour into the prepared tins/pan. For the cupcakes bake 15 to 20 minutes. For a cake bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the toothpick/fork comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the tins to cool. Frost when cool.
About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

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  2. These look delicious! Mexican chocolate is a great flavor, I will have to try these, thanks for sharing 🙂 ~April

  3. These look really yummy. I love Mexican chocolate.

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