Monday, May 25, 2015

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes




Last weekend I made some chocolate sprinkle cupcakes filled with marshmallow.
They were probably the best tasting cupcakes I've ever eaten. They tasted like a Ding Dong.


Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (vegetable or EVOO)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

- Heat oven to 350.
- Get muffin tins ready with paper liners.
- Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium speed until mixed.
- Stir in boiling water. (mixture will be runny!)
- Fill cupcake tin 2/3 full with batter.
- Bake 22-25 minutes.





After cupcakes are completely cooled, I used a cupcake corer to hallow out the middle.




Marshmallow Filling

2 egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 TB light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

- Bring a shallow pot of water to boil.
- In a separate bowl combine all ingredients.
- Place bowl on top of boiling water and whisk until hot.
- Transfer bowl of ingredients to stand mixer and whisk until fluffy and a little stiff.
- Transfer mixture to a pastry bag.
- Pipe marshmallow into cupcake holes.









Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

- Melt butter.
- Stir in cocoa.
- Alternately add powdered sugar and milk.
- Stir in vanilla.





Frost cupcakes and roll in sprinkles. Then enjoy!





So good! If you make them, let me know how they turn out, and what you think!

XO
Nichole





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