Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

10 Jan

For a few months now I have been searching for the perfect Hot Chocolate Cupcake recipe.  I never did find the one, but I found three different recipes that when put together would create my perfect Hot Chocolate Cupcake.

My Perfect Hot Chocolate Cupcake

When searching for the cake recipe, I debated between a white cake and a chocolate cake.  When I saw this recipe, I knew I was making a chocolate cake.  The only change I made was to use boiling hot chocolate instead of boiling chocolate milk.  I doubt it made a difference in the taste, but I felt better knowing I had used hot chocolate in the cake mix.  🙂  Since I made cupcakes instead of a cake, I also adjusted the baking time.  I left them in for about 18 minutes, but I think they could have come out sooner.

Kitchen Unplugged: Hot Chocolate Cake

Once the cake recipe was determined, I had to figure out how I wanted to incorporate the marsmallows.  I decided that I wanted to use the marshmallow icing recipe that I used in our S’mores cupcakes, and pipe it into the chocolate cake.

Whipping the egg whites, sugar and corn syrup

Marshmallow creme piped into cake

The last step was to find the perfect icing to compliment the other ingredients and make it look hot chocolate-y.  I finally decided on the Chocolate Cool Whip Topping, but I was a little apprehensive the whole time.  I wasn’t sure if it would provide the taste/texture that I was looking for.  But I stuck to my decision, and was totally impressed by the look AND the taste of it.  Holy Cow, was it yummy!  It tastes and looks like hot chocolate.  I love it!

My Makeshift Double Boiler

Melting milk, semi-sweet morsels, and marshmallows

I’m very pleased with the final result.  And Child #3 was eager to let me know this was the best cupcake yet.

"The Best One Yet"


Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Baking


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8 responses to “Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. territerri

    January 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Your kids must be THRILLED to have a mom who is trying out all these cupcake and desert recipes!

    These sound delicious and they really LOOK like a cup of hot chocolate. So cute!

  2. Abby

    January 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Omigosh, how elaborate! These look really special and yummy… I must hide your blog from my kids!

  3. Jules

    January 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    That looks delicious!!! You are becoming my cupcake hero!

  4. agg79

    January 11, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Ok. Now you are just taunting me. Here I’m trying to dial it back from the holidays and you are out there posting some really obscene recipes. I never would have thought of hot chocolate cupcakes, but you make it sound so good/decadent, I might have to don my baking hat again. Do you deliver?

    • shadowrun300

      January 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      If you live REAL far south, I’ll deliver 🙂

  5. Mike

    January 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    What is your delivery fee?? ^

    My god… those look absolutely amazing. And I love hot chocolate, so I’m sure they are. Nicely done!

  6. Janet

    January 17, 2012 at 6:35 am

    So not good for me, but it sure looks delicious!! 😉

    • shadowrun300

      January 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      No… definitely not good for you! 🙂 I like to bake and I usually allow myself one… and sometimes I’ll spread that one cupcake out over a day or so… then I bring them to work and make everyone else eat them. Thanks for stopping by!


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