Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
A delicious spin on traditional chocolate, these cupcakes are baked with eggs, oil, sugar, and you guessed it - hot chocolate! Whip up these delectable desserts for your next dinner party or save them for a cozy night in. Either way, you won't be able to resist the delicious cocoa flavor!
Total Time: 40 min
Yield: 14 cupcakes
- 3/4 cup McSteven's Milk Chocolate Cocoa (or spice it up with one of many different McSteven's flavors!)
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
You can use any frosting recipe you like, but here is what we used:
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- powdered sugar
- McSteven's Cocoa for light dusting at the end
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place paper liners in a cupcake tin (this recipe makes 14 regular size cupcakes). Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together McSteven's Cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla until combined.
- Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to the batter until both are used up. The batter will be somewhat thin.
- Pour batter into prepared cupcake tin. Fill each paper liner halfway full.
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
- Whip the room temperature butter on medium high speed with a whisk attachment of a stand mixer or a hand mixer for 5-7 minutes. The butter should lighten in color as you incorporate air into it.
- Add in vanilla and salt, mix on low speed until incorporated.
- slowly mix in the sweetened condensed milk, adding 1/4 of can at a time, mixing on medium speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl throughout the process (sometimes the sweetened condensed milk can pool at the bottom of the bowl).
- Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you reach desired consistency.
- Ice cupcakes, lightly dust with cocoa powder, and enjoy!