Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

I’ve had a cupcake crush lately! With the temperature outside so cold and Utah will be getting a big storm tomorrow, all I can think about is staying warm! So naturally, I think about hot chocolate because of the weather, peppermint because of Christmas and cupcake because they are so darn good!
What a perfect time to make these yummy treats. You will be doing the happy dance and if you have a couple of extras share them with a neighbor!

 

Ingredients: 
cupcakes:
1 chocolate cake mix
2 packages of hot chocolate mix
1/2 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
24 large marshmallows

Frosting:
2 sticks of butter, softened
1/2 bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with liners. 
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix and hot chocolate mix. Add milk, eggs, butter, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined. Fill  the liners with 2/3 of the batter. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until they bounce back to the touch.
  • As soon as you can handle touching the cupcakes after they come out of the oven, cut a small hole in the top and softly push in the marshmallow.
  • Place back in the oven for a minute to soften the marshmallow.
  • Frosting: In a microwave bowl, place the Hershey’s Kisses and melt in the microwave. It doesn’t take long, about 30 seconds, and stir, don’t over cook or the chocolate might seize.
  • In the same bowl as the Kisses, add the butter and the vanilla, ,mix until combined. One cup at a time add the powdered sugar and mix, until you get the consistency  you want.

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. Yummy! I'm loving the filling on the outside and the sweet peppermintiness (if that is a word) on the outside. I hope you and our family have a merry Christmas!

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