Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

As soon as the weather starts changing here in MI, I start craving my favorite thing...HOT CHOCOLATE!  I love everything about it and usually drink it from the start of fall until the start of spring!

This is basically the same thing as the Betty Crocker Hot Chocolate Cupcakes (the boxed mix)...which I have also tried..but sadly it's only seasonal!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

You will need....
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix {prepared as directed} OR your favorite Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Jet Puffed Mini Marshmellows  {the kind for hot chocolate}
  • 1/2 cup butter {@ room temp}
  • 1 cup marshmellow fluff
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
For the cupcakes...
    1.) Preheat oven to 350° 
    2.) Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners {24 cupcakes}
    3.)Prepare cake mix according to package instructions
    4.) Add Jet Puffed Mini Marshmellows to cake batter {I don't usually measure out a certain can add as many or as little as you'd like!}
    5.) Fill liners 2/3 full
    6.) Bake approximately 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centers come out clean.  Cool 10 minutes on wire racks;  Remove from pan and cool completely.
    7.) Prepare frosting:

Marshmellow Buttercream Frosting {click to print}
the ingredients from above that you will need are: 
1/2 cup butter @ room temp
1 cup marshmellow fluff
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk

How to make:
1. Mix butter and fluff on medium speed until smooth.
2. Slowly add in powdered sugar with mixer in low.
3. Add in milk and turn speed up to medium.  Mix until all combined and smooth
4. Frost cupcakes!

    8.) Once cupcakes are cool to touch, pipe frosting onto cupcakes!
    9.) Enjoy!!

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