Hot Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Looking for something hot to eat on a cold season? These Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are made with chocolate, ooey gooey chocolate drizzle and are the perfect way to warm your heart and soul during winter and cold nights.

This hot chocolate cupcakes are mouth-watering!

Let’s make a Hot Chocolate cupcake

When you think of winter you probably associate it with freezing cold weather and the best way to heat up is with a warm treat!

These hot cocoa cupcakes are my favorite way to stay inside where it’s warm and bake a sweet (and tasty) treat with my kiddos.

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These Cupcakes look so good and yummy!

Tips for making the chocolate cupcake

Something to keep in mind when making these is that they are ooey, gooey so you will make a mess. If you’d rather the icing be a bit more stiff, you can place these into the fridge prior to eating.

But, if you like your chocolate melty then enjoy getting those hands a little messy because they are totally worth it!

Oh and while you need to traditionally wait until the cupcakes cool to frost them, you don’t have to with this recipe!

Hot Chocolate Cupcake ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this chocolate cupcake recipe.

For the cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate pieces
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows (unsalted)

For the Frosting

  •  5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

For The Topping

  • Mini marshmallows

Directions to make chocolate cupcake recipe

For Cupcakes:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° and place paper baking cups into 24 regular-sized muffin cups.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix water and cocoa until dissolved.

Step 4

In a large bowl (this is feeling like Goldilocks a bit), cream sugar, butter, and eggs.

Step 5

Next, add cream cheese and vanilla extract.

Step 6

On a low speed, blend in dry mixture, then when fully combined blend in cocoa mixture.

Step 7

Add mini marshmallows and mix by hand.

Step 8

Fill each muffin cup up about 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool thoroughly before frosting.

For Frosting:

Step 9

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15-second bursts, stirring between each one.

Step 10

Microwave the sweetened condensed milk in a separate bowl for 5-10 seconds until just warm to the touch, and add it to the chocolate. Stir until smooth.

These cupcakes are looking delicious!

Step 11

Allow to cool in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, until workable. Wait for frosting to reach room temperature before using.

For Topping:

That’s a lot of chocolate!

Step 12

Once cupcakes have been frosted, sprinkle mini marshmallows on the cupcakes.

Step 13

Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 1

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

These Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are made with chocolate, ooey gooey chocolate drizzle and are the perfect way to warm your heart and soul come winter.

Ingredients

For The Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate pieces
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows (unsalted)

For the Frosting

  •  5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

For The Topping

  • Mini marshmallows

Instructions

For Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and place paper baking cups into 24 regular-sized muffin cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a small bowl, mix water and cocoa until dissolved.
  4. In a large bowl (this is feeling like Goldilocks a bit), cream sugar, butter, and eggs.
  5. Next, add cream cheese and vanilla extract.
  6. On a low speed, blend in dry mixture, then when fully combined blend in cocoa mixture.
  7. Add mini marshmallows and mix by hand.
  8. Fill each muffin cup up about 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick
    comes out clean. Cool thoroughly before frosting.

For Frosting:

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15-second bursts, stirring between each one.
  2. Microwave the sweetened condensed milk in a separate bowl for 5-10 seconds until just warm to
    the touch, and add it to the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  3. Allow to cool in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, until workable. Wait for frosting to
    reach room temperature before using.

For Topping:

  1. Once cupcakes have been frosted, sprinkle mini marshmallows on the cupcakes.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

NOTE: Icing resembles thick chocolate sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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