Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes


You can be totally creative when selecting colors of fruit leathers for these cupcakes. Decorations are enough for 20 cupcakes.

  • 10Servings



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 Tbs. Dutch-processed cocoa, optional
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, optional

Chocolate Icing

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted if lumpy
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbs. whole milk


  • 11 small pkg. fruit leather for flowers and butterflies
  • 70 small jellybeans for flowers and butterflies


Preheat oven to 350F. Line 10 cupcake cups with paper liners, and set aside.

To make Cupcakes: Cream butter and sugar, using an electric mixer. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Sift together flour, salt, cocoa, if using, and cinnamon, if using. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until evenly blended. Divide batter among cupcake cups. Bake for about 22 minutes, or until tops spring back when gently pressed.

Meanwhile, to make Chocolate Icing: Cream butter until fluffy. Beat in sugar and cocoa until smooth. Blend in milk until icing is of spreading consistency.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 390
  • Carbohydrate Content: 52 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 90 mg
  • Fat Content: 20 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 11 g
  • Sodium Content: 270 mg
  • Sugar Content: 38 g