I have to admit, I was a little put off by the greenish stuff oozing out of the side of these cupcakes. But once I heard it was mole, I was all about it.
Originating in Mexico, mole refers to a variety of sauces whose recipes vary but usually contain chiles, nuts of some sort, spices, and (often) chocolate. These vegan cupcakes, from Norwichnuts on the Slashfood Flickr pool, are filled with a rich mole made from mild chiles, ground sesame seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and cinnamon-spiced Mexican chocolate.
The cupcakes themselves are chocolate Devil's Food and the frosting is vegan pine nut "buttercream" with a sprinkling of brown sugar and nuts. Me gustan mucho!