Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

A blend of cocoa powder and hot cocoa mix add bold chocolate flavor to the cupcake batter, and the finished cupcakes are topped with marshmallow buttercream frosting.

• Cocoa powder


• Hot chocolate mix

• Baking soda

• Granulated sugar

• Vanilla bean paste


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a standard 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.


Combine the instant hot chocolate mix with 1 cup boiling water and set aside to cool.


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.


Add the prepared hot chocolate, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Mix until completely combined. Add the eggs.


Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full and bake until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.

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