Deep, dark, sinfully delicious. This is definitely a cupcake for grownups! It starts out innocently enough with the chocolate cake, but the incredibly thick deep chocolate icing has a surprise. A touch of cayenne pepper, not enough to taste "pepper" just enough to feel a bit of after burn. Some of the flavor may be attributed to the red sugar crystals that it was rolled in, I thought I detected a hint of cinnamon. But the overall flavor was so mesmerising it's really hard to say for sure! Surrounded by a deep somewhat neutralised grape color...somewhere between fine wine, and the final colors of a sunset. A beauty!