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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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It’s tough living in Texas, because the weather is so predictably unpredictable! Fall doesn’t really happen for long here, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating the new season! It might be 90 degrees outside, but my heart is deep inside a mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows!  This recipe was inspired from my boyfriend, who loves to put whipped cream, AND marshmallows in his hot cocoa!

What you need:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 3/4 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 4 egg whites

Marshmallow Filling

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch salt

Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 small box vanilla pudding (around 3.5 oz)

Make them:

Preheat oven to 350.  Prep your cupcake pans with liners.

In your mixer, combine all cake ingredients and mix until just combined.

Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full of batter.

Bake 19-23 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely

MAKE THE MARSHMALLOW FILLING

Beat the butter, marshmallow fluff and vanilla for 2 minutes

On low, mix in the powdered sugar and salt until well combined.

Cut holes out of the tops of each cupcake and fill with marshmallow filling.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM

Beat 2 cups heavy whipping cream until it just starts to thicken.

Add powdered sugar and pudding mix and beat until frosting consistency.

Frost cupcakes, and top with chocolate sprinkles, chopped chocolate bar, chocolate fudge, mini marshmallows, or whatever your heart desires!

ENJOY!

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5 from 4 votes

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

These cupcakes feature real hot cooca mix, whipped cream AND a yummy marshmallow filling!

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 3/4 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 4 egg whites

Marshmallow Filling

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch salt

Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 small box vanilla pudding around 3.5 oz

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.  Prep your cupcake pans with liners.
  • In your mixer, combine all cake ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full of batter.
  • Bake 19-23 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely

MAKE THE MARSHMALLOW FILLING

  • Beat the butter, marshmallow fluff and vanilla for 2 minutes
  • On low, mix in the powdered sugar and salt until well combined.
  • Cut holes out of the tops of each cupcake and fill with marshmallow filling.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM

  • Beat 2 cups heavy whipping cream until it just starts to thicken.
  • Add powdered sugar and pudding mix and beat until frosting consistency.
  • Frost cupcakes, and top with chocolate sprinkles, chopped chocolate bar, chocolate fudge, mini marshmallows, or whatever your heart desires!

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.

14 Comments

  1. I have never heard of any treat like this. How yummy and perfect for the fall season

  2. athena graeme Reply

    OMG, these look so delicious! Cocoa and cupcakes at the same time. MMM!

  3. These look absolutely divine! I love cupcakes that aren’t the run-of-the-mill. Very unique.

  4. This looks like the perfect treat for all ages. I know my 6 yr old nephew to my 80 something mother would love

  5. Christina Gould Reply

    OMG, I want these right now. I’ve never heard of these before. Thanks for posting!

  6. 5 stars
    You have the yummiest recipes and this is looking like my new favorite! Thanks.

  7. What a creative cupcake idea! So perfect for cooler weather.

  8. Have never thought of these, I love hot cocoa, definitely an exciting recipe combo.

  9. These look fab! I love that it uses hot cocoa mix, it’s a nice way to use up some mix because we always have this during the winter.

  10. Kathy Pease Reply

    These look so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    These look wonderful. I want to fire up the oven and make these one of these cool nights.

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