Oxmoor House
Prep Time
14 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Other Time
5 Mins
Yield
20 cupcakes

These double chocolate cupcakes have a wonderful secret: They're filled with marshmallow creme. The filling process takes a few minutes, so we've saved you time by using canned frosting: Triple Chocolate Fudge Chip frosting, to be exact.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add melted chocolate and vanilla, mixing well.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to batter alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Mix at low speed after each addition until blended.

Step 3

Spoon batter into paper-lined standard muffin pans, filling each cup full. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pans. Remove from pans, and cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 4

Take a plug out of center top of each cupcake, going pretty deep but not quite to the bottom of each cake. (Reserve these little cupcake pieces.)

Step 5

Spoon marshmallow crème into a zip-top freezer bag; seal bag, and cut a hole (about 1/2") in 1 corner. Squirt crème into hole of each cupcake. Replace just the top portion of each cupcake piece to regain a smooth top. Gently frost cupcakes; decorate as desired.

Step 6

*We tested with peppermint candies and a Winter Wonderland decorating kit from Williams-Sonoma.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008

Ratings & Reviews

suezayne's Review

suezayne
July 06, 2010
These were really good. Instead of simply filling with marshmallow cream I made it into marshmallow frosting with the addition of butter, powdered sugar and a bit of milk. It was creamier and I liked that. I made them as printed with the butter and they were a bit dry for my liking. I made them again using oil and they turned out moist with a softer crumb, which my family really liked. I also experimented with a peanutbutter frosting filled one, which was equally as good. A bit time consuming to remove part of the cupcake and fill, but well worth the effort.