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Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes

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When I think of the winter months, I think of hot chocolate (some call it “cocoa” but I was raised calling it hot chocolate) 🙂  And of course, with hot chocolate comes marshmallows!  I was inspired to make these cupcakes after seeing my boyfriend sip on hot chocolate that was LOADED with marshmallows… way too many!  Since most hot cocoa and hot chocolate renditions in product generally just taste like chocolate and marshmallow, that’s what I call these.  It’s too hard to make hot chocolate into a flavor of its own, when it’s really JUST chocolate! Enjoy these – they are SUPER sweet and delicious!

What you need:

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box (3.9 oz) chocolate pudding/pie filling powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1  cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Marshmallow Filling & Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup powdered sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4  cup semisweet chocolate chips

Make them:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prep your muffin pans with cupcake liners.  I don’t recommend making these mini cupcakes – you want the regular size this time! 

Add the chocolate cake, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, coffee and sour cream to your mixer.  Mix until well combined, but do not over mix!

Fill muffin cups 1/2 way full with batter.

Bake 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely on cooling rack.  

Using your finger or the end of a wooden spoon, create a hole in the center of the cupcake.

Make the Filling/Frosting

Beat the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  

Mix in the marshmallow creme, then the vanilla until well combined.

Fill the cupcakes

Fill almost to top with marshmallow cream.

Make the Ganache: 

Melt the butter.

Stir in chocolate chips until smooth.

 

Cover top of cupcake with ganache.

Frost with more marshmallow cream.

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5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes

Created to mimic hot chocolate with way too many marshmallows in it - these cupcakes are super sweet, super creamy, and have a fun surprise inside with two layers!

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box 3.9 oz chocolate pudding/pie filling powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1   cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Marshmallow Filling & Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup powdered sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4   cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prep your muffin pans with cupcake liners.  I don't recommend making these mini cupcakes - you want the regular size this time!
  • Add the chocolate cake, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, coffee and sour cream to your mixer.  Mix until well combined, but do not over mix!
  • Fill muffin cups 1/2 way full with batter.
  • Bake 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely on cooling rack.
  • Using your finger or the end of a wooden spoon, create a hole in the center of the cupcake.

Make the Filling/Frosting

  • Beat the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the marshmallow creme, then the vanilla until well combined.

Fill the cupcakes

  • Fill almost to top with marshmallow cream.

Make the Ganache:

  • Melt the butter.
  • Stir in chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Cover top of cupcake with ganache.
  • Frost with more marshmallow cream.

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hmmm. Sweetness overload. I like that you added coffee to the cupcakes.

  2. I love that you include little tips and suggestions in your recipes to help non-professionals like me.

  3. Sarah Hayes Reply

    These looks delicious and like something Id love to make for our next party!

  4. LeAnn Harbert Reply

    My granddaughter loves anything marshmallow. We’ll have to make these one weekend.

  5. These sound delicious. I love the mix of chocolate and marshmallow. It is such a treat and the kids will love it.

  6. James Robert Reply

    My sister loves making a variety of cupcakes and does so well at it. I need to share this one with her and I’ll be asking to try one right away. Thanks for sharing.

  7. gloria patterson Reply

    5 stars
    hot chocolate that was LOADED with marshmallows… way too many! NEVER EVER TO MANY MARSMALLOWS 🙂

    I wanted to reach in to picture and grab that cupcake. These look like something I want to make.

  8. I was raised calling it “hot chocolate” too. I printed this chocolate marshmallow cupcakes recipe. They looks so delicious! I bet they are unbelievably yummy with a cup of hot chocolate.

  9. Hannah Chase Reply

    You have such great dessert recipes! My family would love this!

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