Dark Chocolate “Cloud” Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing

Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing

These are the most moist, rich and delicious cupcakes you will ever taste! And the bonus is that they are so easy to make! They are a family favorite. The marshmallow icing is so light – the perfect cloud of delicious sweet fluffiness to top the densely moist chocolate cupcake.

Note that in my cake recipes I always switch out all-purpose flour for cake flour. I find that the cake is much fluffier this way. Sour cream is always an ingredient. It not only adds flavor, but it keeps the cakes rich and moist. I always double this recipe, one is not enough!
Recipes adapted from Everyday Food and the Joy of Baking.

Cupcakes

3/4 cup of butter
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift dry ingredients together, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beat in vanilla.
Mixer on low, add flour alternating with sour cream in two batches, ending with flour.

Place in cupcake cups, bake 30-35 minutes.
Cool.

Marshmallow Frosting
1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 – 7 ounce (198 grams) jar of marshmallow creme

2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted

2-4 tablespoons light cream

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract and marshmallow creme. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the cream and beat to combine. Then, on high speed, beat frosting until it is light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Add more cream or confectioners sugar if necessary to get the right piping consistency.

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4 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate “Cloud” Cupcakes

  1. Dave says:

    Wow awesome!!!

  2. Liz says:

    Thanks for stopping by too. Have wonderful weekend!!!!

  3. kari says:

    Perfect! I actually have a large bag of cake flour, which I didn’t know what to do with! I tried muffins, but they came out of the oven looking exactly the way they went in. Cake flour for cakes, who would of thought? Obvi not me!

    • That’s so funny Kari! Yes, cake flour for cakes! I did try splitting half cake flour, half organic spelt flour into those fairy cakes in a previous post, and it turned out pretty delicious!

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