Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Vanilla frosting "marshmallows" are piped onto devil's food cupcakes to mimic the look of a favorite hot drink. Don't forget the pretzel "cup handles!"

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups devil's food cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups)
1/2
cup water
1/4
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
egg
1
cup whipped vanilla frosting
1/2
cup marshmallow creme
1/4
teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa
6
miniature pretzel twists, broken in half
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix frosting and marshmallow creme. Spoon into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 3/8-inch tip off 1 corner of bag. (Or spoon mixture onto cupcakes instead of piping.)
  • 5 Pipe 3 small dollops of frosting mixture on top of each cupcake to look like melted marshmallows. Sprinkle with cocoa. Press pretzel half into side of each cupcake for cup handle. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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