Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes

I actually made these for 4th of July. They're marshmallow filled chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting! I colored the marshmallow with red and blue food coloring, and piped it into the center in layers, but in most of them you couldn't tell. Anyway, my point is colored marshmallow filling is fun for holidays!

Fun buttercream frosting

Btw, this is my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe ever, it comes out excellent every time. As for the marshmallow recipe, the marshmallow filling came out well, but I found the directions for the ganache frosting a little...sparse... I didn't understand it had to completely cool or chill before it could be whipped, and I ended up wasting it, it never firmed up. No worries though! I fell back on my favorite chocolate buttercream recipe and piped it on in little dots since I was afraid I would run low. Everyone thought that was super fancy and cute apparently, so I'll definitely do it again!

Marshmallow Chocolate Cupcakes
Makes 24 standard sized cupcakes

For the chocolate cupcakes
Adapted from Ming Makes Cupcakes

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
6 heaping tablespoons cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and place paper cupcake liners in pan.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in room-temperature buttermilk.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and cocoa together at a low temperature. Whisking until smooth.
  4. Add water and whisk to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, and salt.
  6. Add cocoa mixture and egg and mix at low speed.
  7. Add buttermilk mixture and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean

For the marshmallow filling
From Swanky Pear

1 - 7 oz container marshmallow cream
1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine marshmallow cream and butter. Beat together until smooth
  2. Add water and salt
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy
Fill cupcakes
When cupcakes have completely cooled, cut out a "cone" from the center of the cupcake. Cut of the bottom of the "cone" and keep the "hat." Spoon a bit of the cookie dough filling into the cupcake and replace the hat. Some nice photos of this method can be found in this post for boston cream cupcakes.

For the frosting

6 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  1. Cream the butter.
  2. Combine the sugar and cocoa.
  3. Slowly add the sugar and cocoa mixture to the butter and continue beating
  4. Add milk one tablespoon at a time to thin frosting if necessary

Tried to make patriotic marshmallow filling


  1. Hi Kim! =)

    ? - Is the frosting recipe your Buttercream or the Ganache you mentioned having a problem with?

    Thank you!

  2. The original recipe called for whipped ganache frosting, which is what I messed up! That is not the recipe I have in those post though. Since I messed up the ganache frosting I made my go-to chocolate buttercream frosting. So the buttercream frosting you see here is good to go! If you want to try the ganache frosting in the original recipe, make sure to let it cool a nice long time before you try to whip it! Hope that helps!

  3. Thank you! We'll do. =)

    Happy Baking!


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