Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream

These hot chocolate cupcakes are topped with a delicious marshmallow buttercream and made to look like little cups of hot cocoa!

With a candy cane handle and mini marshmallows on top, these are so fun for the holidays! 


- Kenneth L Brotzel

– all purpose flour – granulated sugar – unsweetened cocoa powder – salt – baking soda – baking powder – vanilla extract – eggs – buttermilk – vegetable oil – hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with cupcake liners and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.

Add in vanilla, eggs, buttermilk, and vegetable oil mixing until smooth. Pour in hot water and mix well. Batter will be very thin. Pour batter into prepared cupcake liners, about ⅔ full.

Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the frosting, beat softened butter with an electric mixer over medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add in marshmallow creme and beat until combined. Finally add in the powdered sugar and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl and mixing until smooth.

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