Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are the most delightful seasonal treat! Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a fluffy, marshmallow buttercream frosting and a drizzle of chocolate syrup is a combination that is bound to be loved just as much as a hot cup of cocoa on a cold day.

Cocoa powder Boiling water or hot coffee Sugar All-purpose flour Baking powder Baking soda Salt Eggs Sour cream Vegetable oil Vanilla extract Butter Marshmallow creme Powdered sugar Milk or cream Chocolate syrup Rolled wafer cookies or decorative straws Mini marshmallows


In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water (or coffee) until smooth. Set aside.

Step One

In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well blended, then add in the wet ingredients.

Step Two

Whisk in the chocolate mixture and stir until the cupcake batter is well combined.

Step Three

Pour the cupcake batter into the liners, filling them about halfway full. Bake the cupcakes. When done, let them cool completely.

Step Four

Make the marshmallow buttercream. Using a standup mixer or a handheld mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar, then add the remaining ingredients and mix until light and fluffy.

Step Five

When the cupcakes are cool, pipe or spread the buttercream on them.

Step Six

Top the cupcakes with a drizzle of chocolate syrup, mini marshmallows, and a rolled cookie wafer (to resemble a straw).

Step Seven

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