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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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A wonderfully chocolate cupcake with a sweet easy marshmallow frosting makes up these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting. It’s like a cup of cocoa in a cupcake.

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Today we have Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting! How cute are these and omg! So yummy!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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These adorable cupcakes were inspired by a cup of hot chocolate the kids and I were consuming last winter.

I had seen others do Hot Chocolate Cupcakes and I wanted to try my hand and coming up with a recipe our family enjoyed.

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

I used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe for the batter and the only addition was the mini marshmallows to the batter.

The marshmallow frosting was a little harder. I tried a few different recipes, and I kept winding up with either frosting that got too hard, or frosting that was WAY too runny to work.

I think this super easy marshmallow frosting recipe is perfect and provided you store your cupcakes in a sealed plastic container, I was able to keep the frosting fresh for several days (we usually had them eaten by day 4!)

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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Let’s make Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Recipe for Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Yield: 12 -16 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A wonderfully chocolate cupcake with a sweet easy marshmallow frosting makes up these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting. It's like a cup of cocoa in a cupcake.

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1¾ c. cake flour
  • ¾ c. dark cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • ½ c. applesauce
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows, I actually used 1 cup of Kraft Jet Puffed Mallow Bits

For Marshmallow Frosting:

  • 1 ⅓ cups butter, room temperature until softened
  • 2 cups of marshmallow creme
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of milk, plus more if you want less thick
  • 2 ⅓ cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For Cupcakes:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a stand mixer until moist and well blended. Scrape the sides as needed.
  2. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  3. Allow to cool completely before adding frosting or you will have a melty mess.

For the Marshmallow Frosting:

  1. Mix the softened butter and marshmallow creme together until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add the milk and extract and again blend until smooth.
  3. Mix the powdered sugar in and beat until the frosting is creamy and smooth.
  4. If the frosting seems to thick, add a teaspoon of milk at a time and blend until it is the consistency you desire.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Nicole, these are too adorable for words! Almost too cute to eat (although that wouldn't stop me from devouring half a dozen in one sitting). I'm terrible at cupcake/cake decorating so I doubt my snowmen would look this perfect!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

for serial, how adorable!! I just wanna ooh and ahh

and the om and nom and devouuuur! :P

Pam @ Blueberies and Blessings

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Have I told you how much I love snowmen?? I squealed when I saw these - I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Those are too cute for words Nicole. LOVE them.

Nicole Cook

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Aw, thank you Micha. They were a lot of fun to make and decorate!

Family Foodie

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

These are adorable!

Nicole Cook

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Thank you so much Isabel! xoxo

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