Hot Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes


Hot Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes                 

by Angie Barrett December-09-2012

  

Ingredients

  • 1 box  chocolate cake mix
  • 3 packets hot chocolate mix (with or without marshmallows)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ¼ cup of milk
  • Christmas candies (for garnish)
  • White Icing (homemade or canned)* 

*If using canned icing, scoop icing into a mixed bowl and whip on high for 3-5 minutes for light and fluffy icing)

  • White sugar for dusting the tops of cupcakes


Instructions


Pre-heat oven to 325F.

In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, hot chocolate packets, eggs, oil and milk.

Line a muffin/cupcake tin with paper liners.

Fill each cupcake liner 1/2 full of batter.

Bake at 325F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Once the cupcakes are cool, use a spoon to scoop some of the icing onto the cupcakes. Use the back of the spoon to cover the cupcake top with icing forming a bit of a mound in the middle.

Sprinkle sugar onto the top of the cupcake to resemble "snow".

Decorate the cupcakes with different Christmas candies.


Total Prep: 5-10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time  (not including decorating ) 30-45 minutes