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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

This recipe for hot chocolate cupcakes will become your new favorite winter time treat! They’re topped with a marshmallow frosting that’s fluffy and delicious.

These hot chocolate cupcakes are perfect for wintertime. They’re a mug of hot chocolate in cupcake form!

These treats are perfect for cold nights or as an indulgence on any day with a steaming cup of hot chocolate to accompany them!

The moist cake of this cupcake recipe is topped with a fluffy whipped cream frosting made of marshmallow fluff and cocoa powder, which tastes like the classic favorite drink, hot chocolate! This recipe will give you the perfect balance between sweet and rich. 

hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

With just a few ingredients, these hot cocoa cupcakes will quickly become one of your go-to desserts

Won’t these make for a warm and cozy holiday treat or snack for any get-together during cold weather months?

hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

How to Make this Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients for the Cupcakes

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix or your favorite chocolate cake recipe
  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk or for a creamy flavor, heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

For Marshmallow Frosting

  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Supplies to have on hand:

Line your cupcake tin with cupcake wrappers and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix your dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Followed by the remaining ingredients and mix for about 2 minutes until well combined.

Spoon your cupcake batter into the muffin tins, about 2 tablespoons in each well.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

Make your marshmallow buttercream frosting while your cupcakes cool.

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, marshmallow cream, sugar and extract until it’s thick and fluffy on medium speed.

Add your frosting to a piping bag.

Frost your room temperature cupcakes starting from the center of the cupcake and add some mini marshmallows on top of the cupcake for some extra cuteness.

hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes:

  • Crushed mini candy canes or peppermints,
  • mini chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Swap out the vanilla extract for peppermint extract
  • Dust the tops of the cupcakes with cocoa powder
  • Drizzle chocolate sauce or caramel syrup on top of the frosting
  • Make Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes by adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to your batter.
hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes:

  • Crushed candy canes or peppermints,
  • mini chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Swap out the vanilla extract for peppermint extract
  • Dust the tops of the cupcakes with cocoa powder
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup, caramel syrup on top of the frosting
hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

Try out this delicious recipe and let us know what you think in the comments below! Try the delicious flavors of these homemade cupcakes!

hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
This recipe for hot chocolate cupcakes will become your new favorite winter time treat! They’re topped with a marshmallow frosting that's fluffy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes
  • * 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • * 1/2 cup hot chocolate powder mix
  • * 3 eggs
  • * 1/2 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • * 1 cup milk
  • * 1/4 cup canola oil
  • For Marshmallow Frosting
  • * 7 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
  • * 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • * 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
    2. In a large bowl, mix your cupcake ingredients together for about 2 minutes.
    3. Spoon .your cupcake batter into your muffin tin, about 2 tablespoons for each.
    4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
    5. Make the frosting while your hot chocolate cupcakes cool.
    6. In a large bowl, mix together your butter and vanilla.
    7. Mix in the marshmallow fluff
    8. Add the powdered sugar in about 1/2 cup at a time and mix until your frosting is combined, thick and fluffy.
    9. Frost your cupcakes.
    10. Decorate your hot chocolate cupcakes as desired.

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Christina Ferguson

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

These cupcakes are adorable. Love that I can use a box cake mix to make them. These would be perfect to serve after an outdoor Christmas activity.

tammy ta

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

These look so fun. I can't wait to try out this recipe.

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