Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes
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Serves: Makes 12 cupcakes
Chocolate cupcakes flavored with unsweetened chocolate, cocoa and hot cocoa mix. Cupcakes are then topped with a vanilla icing, mini marshmallows, crushed peppermints and a candy cane.
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate – chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoon hot cocoa mix (I used Godiva Dark Chocolate Truffle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting
  • Vanilla frosting
  • marshmallows
  • crushed peppermint candies
  • candy canes
  1. Heat milk in a microwave safe bowl. Add chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Let cool.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa, hot cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Add sugar to your mixing bowl fitted with your whisk attachment. Add oil, vanilla and vinegar, mix well.
  4. Add the eggs and mix until combined.
  5. Add the chocolate milk mixture, blend in. Add the flour and mix until combined.
  6. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 – 19 minutes.
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