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Friday, November 29, 2019

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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When we go to potluck dinners, we always like to take a dessert. Often we like to take cupcakes, as they are easy to grab and eat.  For Christmas potluck dinners, these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting are a big hit. They are festive and delicious. The cupcakes are made from a recipe from Our Good Life, a sister blog to Christmas Tree Lane.

The recipe for the cupcakes is located toward the end of the post. It has both the cupcake recipe and the recipe for the delicious marshmallow buttercream.

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

These potluck cupcakes are adorable for the holidays or the winter season. The cupcakes themselves are from a cake mix but the decorations are what win here!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 40 M


For the cupcakes
Marshmallow frosting
  • 1 c sifted powdered sugar
  • 12 oz room temperature butter
  • 1 container of marshmallow creme
  • 1 t vanilla


How to cook Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

  1. Make cupcakes according to the recipe and cool completely.
  2. Make the Marshmallow Frosting.
  3. Swirl each cupcake with the frosting.
  4. Snip the marshmallows in half and place one half on each cupcake.
  5. Using a serrated knife, saw approximately 1/2" of each candy cane. Insert the top "hook" into the cupcake to look like a cup handle.
For the Marshmallow Frosting
  1. Blend marshmallow creme and the butter with a mixer until completely incorporated.
  2. Add vanilla, mix until smooth.
  3. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until fully incorporated.  
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  1. Oh my word, these would last 5 minutes at our holiday gatherings! Hot chocolate and marshmallows IN A CUPCAKE!!! Yessssssss please 😋

  2. Pretty and sound yummy too. Sharing on FB


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