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