Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe – It’s hard to beat a great cup of hot cocoa, and it’s hard to beat a great cupcake. But combining the two is pure heaven.


  • oil or butter: ½ cup
  • cocoa: ¼ cup
  • cake flour: 1¼ cup
  • baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • eggs: 2
  • hot chocolate mix: ½ cup + ¼ cup
  • sugar: ¼ cup
  • milk: ½ cup
  • cream cheese: 8 oz.
  • marshmallow cream: 7-8 oz.
  • confectioner’s sugar: ½ cup
  • mini marshmallows: for topping


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2
In a medium mixing bowl combine together the oil, cocoa, cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, hot chocolate mix, sugar, and milk. Mix together with a hand mixer until thoroughly combined.

Step 3
Pour the batter into cupcake wrappers; fill each wrapper about ⅔ full.

Step 4
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.

Step 5
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Step 6
While the cupcakes are cooling, mix together the cream cheese, marshmallow cream, confectioner’s sugar, and hot chocolate mix with a hand mixer until thoroughly combined.

Step 7
Place the mixture into a pastry bag with your favorite decorator tip on the end of the bag. Decorate the cupcakes by swirling the icing from the outside into the center.

Step 8
Sprinkle each cupcake with mini marshmallows.

Step 9
Cut paper straws in half and insert a ½ straw into each cupcake.

Keywords: cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, desserts