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The Best Hot Chocolate Cupcakes You'll Ever Taste

These hot chocolate cupcakes are absolutely to die for. What could be better than hot chocolate with a cupcake? Hot chocolate IN a cupcake!
Course: Dessert


  • Marshmallow Cupcakes
  • 1 ¼ Sticks butter
  • 1 ¼ Cups sugar
  • ½ Cup marshmallows
  • 1 ½ Tsp baking powder
  • 4 Eggs room temperature
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups flour sifted and leveled
  • Hot Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Stick butter
  • ¼ Cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ Cup melted chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • Place the marshmallows into a saucepan over medium heat until melted, stirring constantly. Set aside.
  • In a bowl cream the butter, incorporate the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (around 3 minutes).
  • Incorporate the melted marshmallows.
  • Incorporate the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the baking powder and the vanilla.
  • Incorporate the milk and the flour alternating between the two of them, starting and finishing with the flour.
  • Mix until everything is well incorporated and there are no lumps left (the batter should be shiny)
  • Divide the batter between the cupcake liners in a 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan and take to the oven.
  • Bake for 17 minutes or until done. Remove from the oven and from the cupcake pan and let them cool down until they are no longer hot to the touch.
  • Meanwhile, whip up the hot chocolate frosting. In the bowl of a mixer add the butter and sugar and whisk until light and fluffy (around 4 minutes).
  • Incorporate the cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixing well after each addition. Slowly pour the melted chocolate and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Fill a piping bag with the frosting. I love the Wilton 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set, and it's under $7.00.
  • Decorate each cupcake with the frosting, serve and enjoy.