So here we are. And now it's time to discuss these cupcakes. Well really the frosting. The cupcake is this recipe, but I left the peanut butter cup out so it's just a plain chocolate cupcake. The frosting is Hot Cocoa Frosting and it is so ridiculously good! It had a bit of a light and airy, almost whipped texture and there was plenty of hot cocoa flavor! Dry hot chocolate mix is combined with heavy cream and steamed on the stove. After it cools a bit, you whip it into the butter/sugar and you're done! Simple and easy but completely delicious! Oh, make sure you top the cupcakes with a mini marshmallow. Enjoy :)
Cookies and Cups)
Cupcake recipe HERE
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup dry hot chocolate mix (without mini marshmallows)
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp heavy cream
In a small saucepan combine hot chocolate mix and cream. Heat over medium until hot and steaming...not quite boiling, stirring consistently. You want the sugar in the hot chocolate to dissolve. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl cream butter until smooth.
Add in powdered sugar and mix until combined. It will be very dry.
Turn mixer to low and slowly pour in your hot chocolate mixture. Once all is added turn mixer up to medium and beat for about a minute until light and fluffy, scarping down sides of bowl when necessary.
Spread or pipe on cupcakes.
How is your week going? Hope it's wonderful :)