10 Great Cupcake and Frosting Combinations

Chocolate Chipotle Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache

Are you in the mood for something spicy, but don't want to skip dessert? This surprisingly delicious flavor combination combines the kick of chili peppers (specifically chipotle chili powder) with the sweetness of chocolate and the spice of cinnamon. Topped with chocolate ganache (a chocolate cream glaze that's not as fluffy as traditional frosting), this cupcake satisfies cravings for both the spicy and the sweet. It definitely gives new meaning to the phrase "hot chocolate."

Chili peppers and chocolate actually go together pretty well -- you'll find this unique combination in other popular foods like mole (a chili chocolate sauce) and sometimes, cocoa powder is added to a spicy dish to give it a little something extra.