Festive cupcakes and Hot Chocolate with rum

Festive cupcakes and Hot Chocolate with rum

Recipes for festive cupcakes and a Hot Chocolate with rum. For the recipe of these mouth-watering looking gingerbread cupcakes have a look at bakerbynature.com.

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Photo and recipe from momtastic.com

A match made in heaven are these festive cupcakes and a Hot Chocolate with rum. These flavours fit really well together and are also a feast for the eye. You can make this as a last-minute favourite on Christmas day. If you want to make it very easy, you can buy a cupcake mix, follow the recipe and finish it off it with some Christmas  decorations.

Ingredients:

  • oil or butter: ½ cup
  • cocoa: ¼ cup
  • cake flour: 1¼ cup
  • baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • eggs: 2
  • hot chocolate mix: ½ cup + ¼ cup
  • sugar: ¼ cup
  • milk: ½ cup
  • cream cheese: 8 oz.
  • marshmallow cream: 7-8 oz.
  • confectioner’s sugar: ½ cup
  • mini marshmallows: for topping

Directions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2.  In a medium mixing bowl combine together the oil, cocoa, cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, hot chocolate mix, sugar, and milk. Mix together with a hand mixer until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the batter into cupcake wrappers; fill each wrapper about ⅔ full.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, mix together the cream cheese, marshmallow cream, confectioner’s sugar, and hot chocolate mix with a hand mixer until thoroughly combined.
  7. Place the mixture into a pastry bag with your favorite decorator tip on the end of the bag. Decorate the cupcakes by swirling the icing from the outside into the center.
  8. Sprinkle each cupcake with mini marshmallows.
  9. Cut paper straws in half and insert a ½ straw into each cupcake.
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The recipe you can find on yourcupofcake.com

I have made a Hot Chocolate with rum by the original recipe of Nigella Lawson.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 ounces best-quality dark chocolate, bittersweet or semi sweet, as preferred
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Put the milk into a saucepan and break the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk along with a cinnamon stick, honey, and sugar and heat gently until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Add the vanilla and mix with a small hand whisk and still whisking, add a spoonful of the rum first and taste to see if you want more. Add more sugar if you want this sweeter, too.
  3. Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into 2 cappuccino or caffe latte cups.

Finally, I have topped it off with some whipped cream. Decorate with some chocolate flakes and coloured sprinkles. For more hot chocolate recipes have a look here.

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