Fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with creamy hot chocolate frosting and finished with mini dehydrated marshmallows, these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are fun and tasty!
Author: Naomi Andres
measuring cups & spoons
electric handheld mixer
For the Cupcakes:
¼cupsalted butter, melted
1cupgranulated white sugar
1 ½cupsall-purpose flour
¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder, sifted(I use Dutch-processed cocoa)
For the Frosting:
¼cupwhipping cream, heated until scalding
½cuphot chocolate powder mix
¾cupsalted butter, softened
1-2tablespoonswhipping cream, cold
¾cupmini dehydrated marshmallows, to garnish(link in notes)
To make the Cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350℉. Prepare muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners or grease with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, oil, sugar, vanilla, vinegar, and eggs until well combined. Add the sour cream and milk and whisk until incorporated.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour the dry ingredient mixture into the bowl with the combined wet ingredients and stir just until no streaks of flour remain. Do not overmix!
Distribute the batter evenly between the 24 cupcake liners in the prepared pans, filling each liner about half full. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
To make the Frosting:
In a small bowl, stir the heated whipping creaming and hot chocolate powder mix until the powder is completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl using an electric handheld mixer, blend the softened butter, cocoa, and cooled hot chocolate/cream mixture on medium speed until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time and mix at high speed until combined. Lastly, add the vanilla extract and 1-2 more tablespoons of cold whipping cream and mix at high speed until a smooth, fluffy consistency is reached.
Pipe onto the fully cooled cupcakes and top with a sprinkle of mini dehydrated marshmallows before the surface of the frosting dries. Enjoy!
I bought these mini dehydrated marshmallows from Amazon.
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes https://www.kneadsomesweets.com/hot-chocolate-cupcakes/ December 14, 2021