Texas Cocoa Bites

Texas Cocoa Bites

Miz Helen's Kitchen


2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 cup butter

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

For an Older Group

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Mix together, 2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar.

In a medium sauce pan add 1 cup water, 1 cup butter and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Pour the mixture over the flour and sugar mixture, beat well.

Add 1/2 cup buttermilk, and 2 beaten eggs, mix well.

Mix 1 teaspoon soda, teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, then add that mix to the cocoa batter. Beat well.

Prepare the cupcake tin with a flour and oil spray or grease and flour. You can use paper liners that will not require the spray or grease and flour.

Pour each cupcake tin or paper 3/4 full.  The batter is very thin.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool the cupcakes on a cooling rack.

Frost when completely cooled.