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Hot chocolate cupcakes recipe

Hot chocolate cupcakes recipe

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The Christmas season isn't complete without a warming hot chocolate and these easy cupcakes make the perfect addition to a festive afternoon tea. All you have to do is pipe icing on ready-made chocolate orange mini muffins and sprinkle over your chosen decorations. See method

  • Makes 12
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 257 calories / serving


  • 400g tub vanilla flavour frosting
  • 12-pack chocolate orange mini muffins
  • 12 salted caramel-flavour Christmas tree pretzels, or chocolate covered pretzels
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder
  • 1 tbsp milk chocolate sprinkles
  • 20g mini white marshmallows

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    4g 19%
  • Sugars

    33g 36%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 38.1g Protein 1.7g Fibre 1g


  1. Stir the tub of frosting to soften slightly and spoon into the piping bag. Fit the piping bag with a large star tip and use a mug or jug to help you fill the piping bag with the frosting.
  2. Pipe a tall swirl of frosting onto each muffin and place on a serving plate.
  3. Stick a pretzel into the side of the muffin, so that it sits like a handle on a mug.
  4. Dust the tops with a little cocoa powder and scatter over the vermicelli sprinkles. Dot the cupcakes with the marshmallows and serve. Store in a cool place in an airtight container if keeping overnight.
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