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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

These Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are the perfect treat on a cold day!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Betty Crocker

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix about 1 2/3 cups
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 6 miniature pretzel twists broken in half

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans).
  2. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  3. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  5. Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack.
  7. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  8. In small bowl, mix frosting and marshmallow creme.
  9. Spoon into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag.
  10. Cut 3/8-inch tip off 1 corner of bag.
  11. Pipe 3 small dollops of frosting mixture on top of each cupcake to look like melted marshmallows.
  12. Sprinkle with cocoa.
  13. Press pretzel half into side of each cupcake for cup handle.
  14. Store loosely covered.