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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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Level: Easy

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6

Description

These chocolaty cupcakes capture that yummy hot chocolate flavor. They look cute too!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cups Milk
  • _____
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • ½ cups Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • Marshmallows And Chocolate Shavings To Garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a jumbo muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners or you can also use 12 standard muffin cups.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat 6 tablespoons butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients alternating with 1/2 cup milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Fill prepared liners 2/3 full with the batter. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until center is set. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool.

For Frosting:

Beat 1/2 cups butter on medium speed until creamy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, cocoa and milk and mix until smooth.

Frost the cooled cupcakes and top with mini marshmallows and chocolate shavings.

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jencampbell11 on 1.27.2011

Hope you all enjoyed them!

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homeschoolmom on 1.26.2011

My daughter and her Grammy made these this afternoon and they smell yummy! Can’t wait to eat them tonight!

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theyoungcook on 1.20.2011

this sounds so good!

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zeldamac on 11.23.2011

I loved these! The cupcake itself was light and fluffy and I’m picky about chocolate. The only thing I did different was add a little cinnamon to the icing for a kick!

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prairieprincess on 11.14.2011

These were so simple to throw together, adorable, and tasty. Instead of unsweetened cocoa powder, I used a packet of hot cocoa mix to really give it that hot chocolate flavor. I did the same for the frosting and I also filled the middles with marshmallow cream. They were a hit with all who tried them. I will definitely be making again.

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Becki on 2.21.2011

These cupcakes were delicious and this recipe is easy to follow. I had to add another tablespoon of milk to the frosting to get it to the right consistency.

Decorating them with mini marshmallows and chocolate shavings is such a cute idea and everyone raved about them.

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