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Yummy Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

December 29, 2010
I’ve been on a bit of a seasonal cupcake kick. I’ve been on a hot chocolate kick. As I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for a Christmas party I thought hmmm why not a hot chocolate cupcake? Yes, a hot chocolate cupcake with marshmallow frosting and if you want to get really fancy add a peppermint or cinnamon stick. Please try and tell me what you think.
The Cupcakes:
3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cups white flour
3 oz of chocolate
In a bowl mix the white and brown sugar, the eggs, canola oil and milk until well combined.
Next beat into the mix the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Now add in the cocoa and flour and bake at 350 for about 19 minutes. The batter should yield 15 cupcakes.
Melt the chocolate. When cool cut corks in the cupcakes and pour in the chocolate.
Marshmallow Frosting
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar (less to give it a not as sweet taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 oz of marshmallow cream

Mix the room temperature butter and sugar together until creamy. Than whisk in the marshmallow until well mixed.

The icing has to be made fresh. If it is stored in the fridge it doesn’t hold that marshmallow flavor and tastes a bit more like sugar frosting.

During the winter I always crave hot chocolate. Do you get seasonal cravings?

 

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