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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 1 C. butter milk or milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream or yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 C. mini chocolate chips optional

Whipped Cream Topping (2 options, see below recipe!):

  • 1/2 pint whipping cream carton, liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. instant white chocolate pudding powder

Chocolate Sauce and straws to decorate

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract. (I sift my cake mix first to remove any lumps.)
  3. 3. Fold in chocolate chips and fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  4. 4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  5. 5. Let cool.
  6. 6. Whipped Cream Topping: (This is the easiest recipe for it, but there is another delicious option below!) Whip whipping cream and instant pudding mix together until stiff peaks form. NOTE: The pudding mix helps to stabilize the whipping cream, so it doesn't "melt" all over.
  7. 7. Pipe whipped topping onto cupcakes and top with chocolate sauce and cute straws!