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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
Keyword chocolate cupcake recipe, chocolate cupcakes, easy dessert recipes, quick dessert recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 203kcal
Author Jenny


  • 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


  • 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.


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