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
Ingredients
  • 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
Optional:
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  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.
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.