Cupcakes are always a favorite in my household. My kids gobble them up like they are going out of style. I decided with our most recent batch to add a twist to the classic chocolate cupcake I usually make and added marshmallow! It was so simple and yielded delicious results!
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 dash salt
- 3 tbsp butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup milk
- First, heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Take cupcake paper liners and line the cupcake pan. Put aside.
- In a medium-sized to large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar.
- Add the eggs, beat well.
- Then mix in the vanilla.
- In another medium-sized to large bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt together.
- Next, add the flour mixture (alternating with the milk) to the sugar mixture. Make sure to beat well,
- When this entire mixture has been beaten well, take a spoon and spoon the mixture into the cupcake paper cups. You should fill these cups about 2/3 of the way full. Do NOT fill the cup entirely.
- Once the mixture has been added to all the cupcake cups, take 1 large marshmallow and push into the center of each cup.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes. Periodically check to see if it is cooked through using a tooth pick.
- Once fully cooked remove the cupcake pan from the oven. The marshmallow should be melted and there should now be some what of an indentation in the center of the cupcake. Take another marshmallow and push down into the center.
- Place the pan back into the oven for about a minute to “toast” it up just slightly.
- Once the marshmallow is slightly toasted, remove the cupcake pan from the oven, remove the cupcakes from the pan and let them cool on a cooling rack.
- Once the cupcakes are cool, frost them with a frosting flavor of your choice. I prefer chocolate for this recipe.
Note: These cupcakes are quite decadent. You do not have to frost them if you do not want to. The marshmallow is frosting enough for some.