Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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  • 1 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 0.25 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 eggs
  • 0.5 cup buttermilk
  • 0.5 cup vegetable oil
  • 0.5 cup hot water

Toppings and decor

  • 1 can of frosting
  • Mini candy canes
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line one muffin tins with cupcake liners and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Add in vanilla, eggs, buttermilk, and vegetable oil mixing until smooth. Pour in hot water and mix well. Batter will be very thin.
  3. Pour batter into prepared cupcake liners, about ⅔ full. Bake in a preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Top the cooled cupcakes with frosting, then sprinkle each one with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and crushed candy canes. Add a candy cane handle by inserting the hook end of the candy cane into the top-side of each cupcake. Enjoy soon after decorating.
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