Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Cupcakes

chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting

chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow icing

chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow icing

I was inspired to make these by Naomi’s lovely cookies over at Bakers Royal. That marshmallow thang…

They’re called hot chocolate cupcakes because I added a few sneaky teaspoons of hot chocolate powder into the cupcakes… If things can be made more chocolatey, I will be the one to do it! I am an absolute chocoholic! So much so that my family called me “Trisha Jaffa Cake Jones” when I was little because of the amount of jaffa cakes I could eat in one sitting…

Here is the recipe to my hot chocolate and marshmallow cupcakes for you!

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

110g butter

110g caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

110g self raising flour

1-2 tbsp milk

2 tsp hot chocolate powder

Marshmallow topping:

60 ml water
60 ml cup light corn syrup
170g sugar
1 tbsp powdered gelatin
2 tbsp cold water
2 egg whites, room temperature
100g dark cooking chocolate

Method:

Cupcakes:

– Preheat the oven to 170°C
– Add all your ingredients together and mix with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined
– Line a cupcase tin with cases, and fill each one halfway
– Bake for 12 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean)
– Leave to cool

Marshmallow topping:

– Add the water, corn syrup, and sugar to a pot; and boil until the “soft ball stage”.
– Add the gelatin into the cold water and leave to dissolve.
– Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the gelatin.
– Whip the whites until soft peaks form, and pour the syrup into the whites.
– Continue to whip until stiff.
– Add to a pastry bag and pipe onto the cupcakes (once cooled) in a circular shape, like a mountain. Melt the chocolate and use a spoon to pour it onto the marshmallow topping.
– Leave to cool.
Enjoy folks!

Trisha x

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