Hot Chocolate Cupcakes With Mint Kissed Centers

I had so much fun creating this cupcake 🙂  Hot chocolate is the best during the winter so why not add it to your cupcakes?! Talk about a dreamy soft chocolate cupcake with a surprise mint truffle kissed center. These are truly to die for….can’t wait for you guys to give these a try. Can you practically taste the toasted marshmallows on top? Mmmm!

Have fun whipping these up with your family. They’ll be a huge hit 🙂  Happy baking!

Here’s your line up!

Feel free to use any brand of hot chocolate mix, even your own recipe is A-OK 🙂

Make a small cup of hot chocolate for the cupcake batter. Just warm milk, not hot!

Pour in!

This is some good batter 🙂

Fill your cupcake liners up….

Break out your mint kisses or even the candy cane ones work 🙂

Mmmmm!

Press a kiss in centers of cupcakes and time to bake.

Pretty!

Top with marshmallows and bake some more.

Until they look like this 🙂

Stick a trimmed straw inside for a little decoration and time to EAT!

 

Hot chocolate cupcakes in a mug

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes With Mint Kissed Centers

Hot chocolate is the best during the winter so why not add it to your cupcakes?! Talk about a dreamy soft chocolate cupcake with a surprise mint truffle kissed center. Can you practically taste the toasted marshmallows on top? Mmmm!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Jenny
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Ingredients

  • 1 Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup warm milk mixed with 1 packet hot chocolate mix
  • 24 mint truffle kisses (or the Candy Cane ones work great too)
  • 3-4 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Place cake mix,  eggs, oil, pudding mix, sour cream and mixed hot chocolate into a stand mixer on medium speed. Mix until well combined, about 1 1/2 minutes. 
  • Scoop into 24 paper lined muffin tins about 3/4 full. Place a mint truffle kiss into center of each cupcake pressing to bottom.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, remove and top with marshmallow. 
  • Return back to oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and just starting to brown. 
  • Remove and let cool. You can place a cut straw into each cupcake if desired to decorate.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: chocolate cupcake recipe, chocolate cupcakes, easy dessert recipes, quick dessert recipes

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Hope you enjoy! Have a great rest of your week!!

 

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69 Responses
  1. Amy at TheSceneFromMe

    These are some of the cutest lil cupcakes ever. And I love hot chocolate with marshmallows on top. Yummy!

  2. Vanessa

    How on earth do you come up with these recipes?! Everytime I read your blog I print off the recipes. I love them! I drool when I read them! Then have to go to the store to get the ingredients. Thanks for such wonderful ideas. This one will be so much fun to do!

  3. Kacey

    I made these today for my kids teacher gifts, and filled the bottom of the mugs with treats to help hold the cupcake up.(and a side note is…my mallows were a tiny bit stale but they still worked, and they held their shape perfectly so they just look toasted) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! They are amazing!

  4. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

    How cute!!! I just got a bunch a mint kisses as a gift and now I know what to do with them :).

  5. Rachel

    WOW! I am not sure I’d like the mint though so I might try a different ‘kiss’. I do know some who would though, and I am forwarding them this link 🙂 You are so creative!!!! ((LOVE!))

  6. Deborah

    YUM!! I’m afraid if I open up my bag of cookies, I’ll just eat them all! But these look like the perfect way to bake with them.

  7. Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes

    These are absolutely adorable!

    I can’t wait to try these for my next holiday party.

    Cheers!

  8. Lori Allberry

    Jenny – I don’t know how you do it – but every recipe knocks my socks off! You are amazing! I will be making this for my party next week!

    ♥Lori

  9. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Jenny, this is the greatest idea & so festive too!! Love the mint kisses in the center. The straw is adorable 🙂 XO

  10. chris @nestlefoodie

    Jenny – these just look AMAZING! I am absolutely making…but with Nestle hot cocoa and dark chocolate/mint morsels. 🙂 Your photography is always so appetizing…you do great work! Happy holidays to you and family!
    Chris

  11. Eve

    These look delicious. I have a student with a birthday before we go into Christmas break next week, I think I will make these for her treat. I am sure the extras will be devoured in the teacher’s loung if my husband does not get to them before hand.

  12. Lew (ashandlewplus2.com)

    Wow.. So you said you had fun making them, but how much fun did you have eating them? That is always something I enjoy trying them after creating something cool like these. Have a great day
    Lew

  13. Suzy

    Yum! I’m so glad I can always count on you to post recipes for stuff that I’ll likely already have…and mint truffle kisses..I totally have them! 🙂 Thanks!!

  14. Shana

    This looks fun! Jenny I have so much fun with your recipes. I need to eat gluten free and most of your recipes I am able to convert. This will be another one to try YEAH!

  15. Heather

    These look yummy! Did you use a mini-muffin pan or a regular one? I just ask because my regular pan is only 12 and your picture is a 24 count pan. Thanks!!!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Heather, I used a regular size muffin pan 🙂 I have a very LARGE regular size muffin pan that I got from William Sonoma, use it all the time 🙂

  16. Sanjeeta kk

    INNOVATION at its best 🙂 Can you please turn that tempting straw, want to have a sip…Simply awesome. Love it.

  17. Raymund

    Wow, wow, wow. This is brilliant, one of the most creative recipes I ever encountered. I definitely would try this one out!

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