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Adorable Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe That You Need to Try

Do your little ones love a cup of hot cocoa? Mine sure do! What about turning that classic winter drink into a delicious cupcake? Your kids will go crazy for these sweet treats! Plus, they’re really easy to make. Keep reading for the Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe.

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy cupcake recipe to make with your kids, look no further than this cup of hot cocoa-themed cupcake recipe! This recipe is simple enough that kids can help make them, and they’ll love the delicious chocolatey flavor. Plus, these would be perfect on the dessert table at any winter party or Christmas gathering!

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe

Looking for a fun and festive cupcake recipe to celebrate the winter season? Look no further than this delicious cup of hot cocoa-themed cupcake! These yummy treats will be a hit at home and at every holiday party! You can whip up a batch in no time! Ready to get started? Let’s bake!

As the snow starts to fall, it’s time for a cup of hot cocoa. But how about making the cocoa in cake form? This recipe is sure to make your day better and put you in the holiday spirit!

What you need to make hot cocoa cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 box 15.25 oz. chocolate cake mix
1 packet hot cocoa mix
1 cup whole milk
4 eggs
½ cup avocado oil or melted butter


Whipped Cream Frosting Ingredients:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons instant white chocolate pudding powder
Optional: powdered sugar to taste, mini chocolate chips, paper straws

How to make hot cocoa themed cupcakes

Servings: 24 cupcakes

Prep: 20 minutes| Cook Time: 18 minutes | Total Time: 38 minutes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add cupcake liners to two 12 serving cupcake pans and set aside.

Heat cup of milk in microwave for 1 minute. Stir in packet of hot cocoa.

In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, eggs, avocado oil, and cup of prepared hot cocoa. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.

Use a large cookie scoop to equally portion the batter into the liners of the prepared cupcake pans. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes from oven and place on wire cooling rack to come to room temperature.

While cupcakes cool, prepare the frosting: Add heavy whipping cream and instant white chocolate pudding powder to the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on high using the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Taste and add powdered sugar by the half tablespoon until desired sweetness level is reached.

Spoon frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, garnishing each one with mini chocolate chips and paper straws if desired.

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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

If you're looking for a fun and easy cupcake recipe to make with your kids, look no further than this cup of hot cocoa-themed cupcake recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 box 15.25 oz. chocolate cake mix
  • 1 packet hot cocoa mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup avocado oil or melted butter
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons instant white chocolate pudding powder
  • Optional: powdered sugar to taste, mini chocolate chips, paper straws

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Add cupcake liners to two 12 serving cupcake pans and set aside.
    3. Heat a cup of milk in the microwave for 1 minute.
    4. Stir in a packet of hot cocoa.
    5. In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, eggs, avocado oil, and a cup of prepared hot cocoa. Mix well until all ingredients
      are incorporated.
    6. Use a large cookie scoop to equally portion the batter into the liners of the prepared cupcake pans.
    7. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake
      comes out clean.
    8. Remove cupcakes from the oven and place on wire cooling rack to come to room temperature.
    9. While cupcakes cool, prepare the frosting: Add heavy whipping cream and instant white chocolate pudding powder to the bowl of an electric mixer.
    10. Mix on high using the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.
    11. Taste and add powdered sugar by half tablespoon until desired sweetness level is reached.
    12. Spoon frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
    13. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, garnishing each one with mini chocolate chips and paper straws if desired.




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