Chocolate Chorizo Mini Cupcakes

Tasty Dessert

A Recipe by El Popular

Good Things Come in Mini Portions. Sometimes regular cupcakes are just too big for the occasion – like for parties, or when the little ones want something sweet to eat. These Chocolate Chorizo Mini Cupcakes are perfect to arrange in a pretty display on a party platter, or to give to kids as a small treat. Enjoy the balance of sweet and salty in this quick and easy dessert!

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Cook Time: 10 mins

  • Makes: 54 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ links (8 oz) El Popular “Original” Chorizo

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix

  • Additional ingredients as directed on cake mix box

  • 1 container of icing (chocolate, vanilla, or salted caramel are recommended)

  • ½ cup mini semi sweet chocolate Chips

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo and place in a medium skillet. Cook Chorizo for 4-5 min until brown. Continuously drain grease as it forms (about 3 times). Set aside ½ of El Popular Chorizo (to use in frosting).

  • Make cake mix according to directions on box. Beat on medium for 3 min.

  • Stir cooked Chorizo into batter.

  • Line mini cupcake pan with liners. Using a mini ice cream scoop, fill liners with one scoop (½ full).

  • Bake according to directions on box (about 9-10 min or less for mini cupcakes). Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

  • After fully cooled to room temperature, ice cupcakes with icing.

  • Garnish the tops with Chorizo and mini chocolate chips.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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