Cincinnati chili (for anyone who doesn't know) is a hearty beanless chili with a rich, complex flavor. There's usually cinnamon and cocoa cooked in - sometimes a pinch of coffee and some chilies. It's usually served with onions, shredded Cheddar cheese, and spaghetti noodles.
These cupcakes were created by Maggie at Dog Hill Kitchen in honor of her father's birthday. He is apparently a huge Cincy chili fan! Read all about the cupcakes here, including how she made the orange-colored white chocolate "cheese."
And if chili cupcakes really aren't your thing (they are definitely more of a novelty for us than a planned baking project!!) then take a chance to try out our recipe for Cincinnati Chili. It's a hearty, warming fall dish. It'll warm you right down to your toes.