1 (18 1/4 ounce) box red velvet cake mix (I use Duncan Hines-red velvet is vegan)
1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin
1-2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray. Mix together ingredients.
2. Start out with 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, taste, then add more if you are bold. The mix will be real thick like a browie mix.
3. Put into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes, no longer.
These are so incredibly moist, and there is no added fat (oil or eggs). You could use a spice cake mix, add nuts, apples, carrots, use your imagination.
Source of recipe: Have you ever had pepper chocolates? They are addicting. I came up with this version of another basic recipe. After watching the movie "Chocolat" where the woman put pepper in her chocolates, I thought I would give this a try. The combination of chocolate and spice go nicely together. The original recipe is a Weight Watcher's recipe, which was just chocolate cake mix and pumpkin.