Don't these look just like hot, steaming mugs of hot chocolate?
They make great April Fool's surprises!
Katie made these adorable hot chocolate cup cakes with marshmallow frosting. You can too!Just use your favorite chocolate cake recipe (I would share this one, but it is gluten and casein free) and add 1 Tab cinnamon and 2 Tab. additional cocoa to make a rich-chocolaty cake. Fill regular mugs 3/4 full with batter. Place batter filled mugs into a 12 x 9 inch baking dish. Add about 1 inch of water to the baking dish. Bake as cupcakes. (It may take a few minutes longer.)
Once cooled top with the fluffy white "whipped cream" frosting, which is easy to make. You can also just use marshmallow fluff by itself or real whipped cream, if you wish
"Whipped Cream" Frosting
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup marshmallow fluff
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 to 4 tsp. milk
Mix with electric mixer until creamy smooth. This was able to frost five of our cup-cakes.
Dollop on the top of the cooked cup-cakes. Add mini-marshmallows for decoration. Enjoy!
These are fun to serve with steaming mugs of hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows. See if your friends and family can tell which mugs of hot chocolate are the impostors!