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Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes Recipe
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Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes Recipe

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Cream cheese frosting may seem like an unlikely partner for a jalapeno and cornmeal cupcake, but we guarantee the treats are sure to please! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 380 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in corn and jalapeno.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Place bread crumbs on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Cool. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with toasted bread crumbs and jalapeno slices. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Jalapeno Popper Corn Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p187

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 380 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

These are awesome! Frosted or not, these cupcakes are great! Recipe is easy, using everyday low cost pantry items. I used a mini-muffins tin to create appetizers. I plan to make these for my daughters wedding buffet!

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