Red Hot Cupcakes Are Not For the Faint of Heart

Red Hot Cupcakes Are Not For the Faint of Heart

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Red Hot Cupcakes

Warning: These red hot cupcakes are spicy!  Red hot cupcakes are not for the faint of heart – they are, well, red hot!

Red Hots - 22 oz Bag

If you’ve ever had a red hot candy, you know what to expect.  The cupcakes mirror the candy’s intense cinnamon flavor.

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To make red hot cupcakes, you’ll need a secret ingredient that can be hard to find in stores.

OliveNation Pure Cinnamon Extract 8 oz.

Using just a little cinnamon extract in a plain white cupcake recipe creates an unforgettable spicy sensation!

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Red Hot Cupcakes

Yield: 16 cupcakes

Red Hot Cupcakes


  • See the Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake recipe ingredients (use all ingredients except the vanilla bean and vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon extract
  • Whipped cream, to taste


  1. Follow instructions for the Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake, but leave out the vanilla bean, and replace the vanilla extract with cinnamon extract.
  2. Top cooled cupcakes with whipped cream. You are going to need a cool, refreshing topping to balance the heat.

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