Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes


Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered hot chocolate mix
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Marshmallow Frosting

Decoration (optional)

  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, powdered hot chocolate mix, and cocoa powder.
  3. Next add in eggs, milk, and oil. Mix well. Stir in vanilla. Carefully mix in boiling water.
  4. Place cupcake liners into cupcake tray and fill liners halfway with batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until done. Let cool.
  6. To make marshmallow frosting, use an electric mixer to whisk together butter and marshmallow fluff until smooth. Mix in vanilla.
  7. Mix in powdered sugar, whip until light and fluffy.
  8. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake and top with mini marshmallows, mini candy canes, chocolate syrup and a dusting of cocoa powder
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Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Angie Barrett @BigBearsWife.

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