Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious baked goods with your favourite winter drink's comforting flavours! Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with rich chocolate cake and fluffy marshmallow frosting are as pretty as they are tasty! 


FOR THE CUPCAKES: – 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour – 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar – 1/2 cup (42g) unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup (118ml) milk – 1/4 cup (59ml) vegetable or canola oil – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 2 large egg – 1/2 cup (118ml) warm water FOR THE FROSTING: – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 (7-ounce/198g) container marshmallow creme – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 & 1/2 to 2 cups (165-220g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted – 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, if necessary – Garnish ideas: cocoa powder, marshmallows, crushed peppermints, chocolate sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, marshmallow bit

CUPCAKE MAKING: Heat the oven to 350°F. Paper-line 18 standard muffin cups. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 

Step 1


In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, vanilla, eggs, and water. Mix the liquid and flour mixture slowly with a medium-low electric mixer. Increase mixer speed to medium and mix until combined. Thin batter. 

Step 2

Fill each muffin cup with 3 tablespoons of batter, filling them slightly more than half full. Bake until a pick inserted into the centre comes out clean, 20–25 minutes. 

Step 3

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. 

Step 4

FOR FROSTING: Blend butter, marshmallow creme, and vanilla with a medium-speed electric mixer. Add 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar gradually until combined.  

Step 5

Add sugar to taste to achieve desired sweetness. Use small amounts of milk to make the frosting thick but spreadable.  

Step 6

After cupcakes cool, pipe or spread frosting. Refrigerating frosting 30 minutes before piping may help. If desired, garnish. 

Step 7

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