Chocolate Cupcakes with Hot Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Hot Chocolate Frosting– A basic chocolate cupcake topped with hot chocolate frosting.hotchocolatecupcakesHey everyone! I can’t believe how cold it has been. I hope you’re staying warm. 


One of my favorite things to do in the winter is drink hot chocolate. One evening Jason (my husband) said he would like to make us a mug of hot cocoa but since we didn’t have the premixed stuff he wasn’t sure how to make it. lol. Well, you betcha I bought a box of hot cocoa packets during my next trip the grocery store. It’s no secret that my husband does not know his way around the kitchen, and I’m okay with that. He does some mean grilling for us during the summer though. 🙂

marshmallows In addition to the hot cocoa packets I’ve had a stash of these cute marshmallows.  I figured it was time to put them to use and what better way than to decorate cupcakes with them.

hotchocolatecupcakesfrostedThese cupcakes are a basic chocolate cake recipe that can be used with various types of frosting. I chose to use a hot cocoa frosting that incorporates packets of hot cocoa mix.

chocolatecupcakesThis frosting is very sweet tasting and was a nice variation for chocolate cupcakes. I think they turned out really cute and I think little kids would love them.

Hot Chocolate Frosting


  • 4 envelopes Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar about 3 1/2 cups to 4 cups


  • Combine cocoa mix and water in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat in butter and vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add more hot water if frosting is too thick.
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