These Hot Cocoa Cupcakes make the most perfect winter treat!  Delicious chocolate flavoured cupcakes topped with a delicious marshmallow frosting…what could be any better?  Whip up a batch and snuggle up to a movie and your favourite hot beverage.  You won’t regret it!

Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I also think these would be a perfect treat for the family, your date, or for a school treat!  Minus the candy cane, of course. 🙂

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes:

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 8 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup water
  • An additional 2 tbsp cocoa for dusting
  • Mini Chocolate chips (optional
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Jar Marshmallow cream
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder together until well combined.
  3. With a mixer, beat together sugar and butter and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, making sure each is combined well before adding the next.
  4. Slowly add in your dry ingredients until mixed well. Add in water a tbsp at a time until batter becomes smooth.
  5. Fill cupcake liners ¼ full and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  1. With a mixer beat butter until light and creamy.
  2. Slowly add in marshmallow cream until combined.
  3. Continue beating and add in vanilla. Add powdered sugar ½ cup at time, making sure it is well incorporated before each addition.
  4. Beat on medium until light and fluffy.
  5. Using a piping bag, pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Embellish with mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips.