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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow ButterCream

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream

Hey guys!!!  Goodness it is getting chilly out there!!  It is also getting super close to the holidays!  I cannot wait!  I also cannot stop making cute holiday treats!

Does anyone else get a severe case of the baking bug once the holiday music starts up?

This week for our Christmas Dessert Series I made these adorable little Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream.  The batter is a brownie batter made with hot chocolate packets to give that authentic hot chocolate flavor we all know and love.

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes, Marshmallow Buttercream

Of course you cannot have hot chocolate without marshmallows!!  So a delicious marshmallow buttercream tops off these beauties!

They are amazing!!  It tastes just like your favorite winter warm up drink but oh so much more!

I love to make these in these tiny mason jars, you can bake any cupcake or brownie recipe right in these little jars which actually makes them perfect for gifting!

I topped my cupcakes off with a paper straw and snowman marshmallow and they were almost too cute to eat…almost!!

My family loved them and they were gone in no time.  I know these will definitely have to make an appearance on our Christmas Eve dessert platter!

So next time you need a super delicious and adorable dessert to make just whip up a batch of these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow ButterCream

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow ButterCream


  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Marshmallow Buttercream
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 13 ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • .


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter. Stir in hot chocolate mix. Add the sugar.
  3. Slowly mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Fold in the flour.
  5. Mix until well combined.
  6. Pour into individual 4 oz mason jars placed on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Cool.
  9. Marshmallow Buttercream
  10. Cream butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium until butter is soft and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time; beat in almond extract. Gently fold the marshmallow creme into the frosting until thoroughly incorporated.

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream.  The perfect sweet treat for a winter's day!

Don’t forget to head over to Dana’s and check out her Mint Chocolate Oreo Fudge, yum!


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  1. Oh my goodness… I think I would gain 200 pounds if I lived in your house. Just the title of this post alone has me drooling!! What a clever idea (the straws are adorable too…)

  2. Oh my gosh! These are too good to be true. I have to confess, I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, I’m more of a salty craving girl. So I don’t freak out about cupcake recipes all that much. But these had me at hello! Making these for Christmas dessert. Pinning! So glad you linked this up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party, featuring on Thursday.

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