12 October 2011

Kaitaia Fire Cupcakes and Giveaway

Well hello there cupcake...you look delicious and chocolatey....I'll just have a little nibble. Oh okay why not the whole thing, can't let a cupcake go to waste.

Oooh why is there a party in my mouth...and someone brought matches?

These beauties come with an extra little kick. If you are from New Zealand you probably know what Kaitaia Fire is...if you are not then Tabasco Sauce is probably its closest cousin. In fact you can use Tabasco Sauce instead. But Kaitaia Fire is closer to my heart. It's made in the town of Mangonui where me and Owen honeymooned 13 years ago.

These are also gluten and dairy free! Whoopee!!

Kaitaia Fire and Chocolate Cupcakes (also known as Chilli Chocolate)

1 cup gluten free baking mix (I use Healtheries brand, its never failed on me)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 eggs
3 tablespoons melted dairy free spread
2 tablespoons soy milk
A good dose of ground chilli flakes - I used roughly a teaspoon.
2 teaspoons baking powder.

Mix all the ingredients on high in your mixer for about 3 minutes. Stop and add the baking powder. Test the mixture to see if it suits your level of spicy. Add more to taste if you wish!
Spoon into cupcake papers and bake for 15 mins on 180deg C.

I added the Kaitaia fire to the buttercream mix - and used dairy free spread and soy milk instead of regular milk and butter. It turns out so delicious and creamy.
2 tablespoons dairy free spread
a good few dashes of Kaitaia fire to taste
2 tablespoons soy milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups icing sugar.
Beat the spread, Kaitaia fire and milk together with the cocoa, then add the icing sugar. If the mixture is too stiff add small increments of liquid to bring it to the consistency you want. Add more spice if you like!! Its up to you!

Eat and enjoy!!

But WAIT!! There's more!!

Update: Congrats to Miriam from MakeItGiveIt for winning the prize. Your bottle will be on its way shortly!

I have one bottle of Kaitaia Fire Chilli Pepper Sauce to giveaway to a lucky reader. Leave a comment and tell me how spicy you like your food (or if you don't at all) to go into the draw!! Entries close on Tuesday 18th October at midday. This is for NZ residents only though (sorry!!). Don't forget to include your email address!


PaisleyJade said...

Oh wow - these sound so good!! I like a bit of kick to my meals at times so count me in for the giveaway!!

Miriam said...

I'd love to enter. I think these would be a really fun thing to try and make. Have you ever done a dummies tutorial for using a piping bag and topping cupcakes? I have just bought an icing bag and I'm super keen to try to make my cupcakes look this 'pro' Miriam makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com

Leonie said...

Oh yay for the dairy and gluten free!!!! they look so yummy. Dont put me in the giveaway (being a non resident now) but just wanted to comment on the allergy friendliness!!! YIPPEEE!!!

Tall Pipi said...

These look good but my poor old tastebuds would not agree! For some reason as soon as I eat something spicy, my tastebuds go numb. Don't put me in the draw because I won't use it, but just wanted to comment on your good looking food. YUM!

Penny said...

Look sooooo good but am not a fan of spicy food either. Can't tolerate it but is a tolerance something you build up maybe? Should start trying more spicy food.
P.s. There is a new chilli sauce on the market called Hot Samoan Boys. Apparently it's really good, so I'm told.

Olly said...

Great cupcakes! I`ll do them soon!
I`m not a big fun of spicy food, but my husband is)))

jacksta said...

interesting combination. Have you tried the chilli Lindt chocolates? They look super cute!

Johnny said...

Yeah the Lindt one is sooo yummy. I tried to melt it once though and use it to coat truffles. Sadly the chilli gets mostly lost when I do that so they must use an oil in it.
Is nice on its own though!