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chocolate cupcake withe marshmallow frosting topping with chocolate sprinkles and mini marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot chocolate cupcakes are inspired by one of this season's most popular cozy drinks made from a decadent chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow frosting and mini marshmallows!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 214kcal


  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, add oil, milk, eggs and vanilla and mix together well with a whisk or electric mixer.
  • Add the sugar and beat or whisk until blended well.
  • Then add in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder and mix well to combine.
  • Spoon the batter evenly in each muffin cup, filling each one about ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Transfer immediately to a wire rack after baking and cool completely before applying the icing.
  • Frost with this Marshmallow Frosting.


Use any low fat milk or non-dairy milk you would like.
For lower calories, substitute unsweetened applesauce in place of the oil
Be sure to measure the flour using the spoon and level method.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg