Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Whittard

Hi guys!

It’s cold, it’s December and it’s almost Christmas. The perfect time for a Hot Chocolate themed recipe! What about these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with the Luxury Hot Chocolate from Whittard? I think it looks so cute!

These Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are the perfect solution for you if you can’t choose between an actual Hot Chocolate or a Chocolate Cupcake. You just eat a Hot Chocolate!

The Luxury Hot Chocolate from Whittard is quite strong when you dip your nose in the bags. But it softens in the batter which results in a lovely, balanced flavor.

Whittard Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

What we need for +- 18 Cupcakes:

Cupcakes

  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 bag (20g) of Whittard Luxury Hot Chocolate
  • Cupcake wrappers
  • Cupcake baking tin
  • ice cream scoop
  • spatula

Frosting

  • 500 ml heavy whipping cream (>35% fat)
  • icing sugar (decide yourself how much you want to add)
  • Candy canes
  • cocoa powder to finish the top
  • piping bag
  • 2D piping tip

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Whittard

How to:

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven at 180Β°C
  2. Mix together butter and sugar
  3. Add in the eggs
  4. Add the flour and mix until combined but don’t overmix
  5. Add the Luxury Hot Chocolate powder
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and gently fold to make sure the cocoa is evenly distributed in the batter
  7. Fill the cupcake wrappers for 3/4th using a ice cream scoop
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes
  9. Let them cool down completely before moving on to the decorating part

Frosting

  1. Whip up the cream
  2. Add the amount of icing sugar you like
  3. (optional) Add some stabilizer to make your whipped cream last longer
  4. Fill the piping bag and pipe some big hoops on your cupcakes
  5. Sprinkle some cocoa on top
  6. Break your candy canes so they look like straws and place them on the sides of the cupcakes

I hope you guys like these as much as actual Hot Chocolate!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Have a delicious day ❀
xxx Sarah

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