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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

How cute are these? I just love finding fun twists on plain treats, especially for the holidays. These hot chocolate cupcakes are as delicious as they are adorable.

Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing, marshmallows, and peppermint candy all add up to the delicious taste of hot chocolate in cupcake form. Kids and kids at heart are going to love these yummy treats.

hot chocolate cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

ingredients needed for hot chocolate cupcake recipe

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup milk

For the buttercream:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

For the garnishing:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Peppermint candies
  • Paper straws, cut into 12-16 small pieces (about 2 inches in length)

Yields: 12 to 16 cupcakes

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake holders and set aside.

sifting together ingredients for hot cocoa cupcakes

In a small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa mix, baking soda & powder and salt.

Whisking eggs and sugar for hot chocolate cupcake recipe

In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until creamy.

Add oil into creamed eggs and mix.

Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix.

Add milk and mix until cupcake batter forms.

Filling cupcake tins with batter for hot chocolate cupcakes

Scoop cupcake batter into lined muffin tin, filling each lined section about 2/3 of the way.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.

making buttercream frosting

Beat all ingredients of buttercream in a medium bowl using an electric mixer. Start on low speed and gradually increase to high.

Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with an icing tip attached.

frosting the hot cocoa cupcakes

Frost each cupcake.

decorating hot chocolate cupcakes

Garnish each cupcake with 2-3 mini marshmallows, one peppermint candy and insert a straw on the side. Serve and enjoy!

hot chocolate cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These hot chocolate cupcakes are as delicious as they are
adorable. Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing, marshmallows, and peppermint candy all add up to the delicious taste of hot chocolate in cupcake form. Kids and kids at heart are going to love these yummy treats.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup hot cocoa mix
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup milk

For the buttercream:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

For the garnishing:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Peppermint candies
  • Paper straws, cut into 12-16 small pieces (about 2 inches in length)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake holders and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa mix, baking soda & powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until creamy.
  5. Add oil into creamed eggs and mix.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix.
  7. Add milk and mix until cupcake batter forms.
  8. Scoop cupcake batter into lined muffin tin, filling each lined section about 2/3 of the way.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
  10. Beat all ingredients of buttercream in a medium bowl using an electric mixer. Start on low speed and gradually increase to high.
  11. Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with an icing tip attached.
  12. Frost each cupcake.
  13. Garnish each cupcake with 2-3 mini marshmallows, one peppermint candy and insert a straw on the side. Serve and
    enjoy!



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 3g
Hot chocolate cupcakes with peppermint and marshmallows on top

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