Toasted marshmallow cupcakes

    40 min

    Moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with a marshmallow and cooked under the grill to create these tasty, toasted marshmallow cupcakes.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 200g plain flour
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 65g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 180ml warm water
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 120ml whole milk
    • 75g unsalted butter, melted
    • 60g soured cream
    • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 12 large marshmallows

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
    2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl; stir in warm water, eggs, milk, butter, soured cream and vanilla extract until batter is smooth. Fill each muffin case half full.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool cupcakes for about 5 minutes.
    4. Turn on the oven grill.
    5. Place 1 marshmallow vertically in the centre of each cupcake.
    6. Place cupcakes under the grill, watching the whole time, until marshmallows are golden brown and slightly puffed, 10 to 30 seconds. Press the marshmallows into the cupcakes to cover the whole top using the back of a spoon.

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    Reviews in English (10)


    The toasted marshmallows just didn't taste as good as frosting to me, but it was a cool idea in case you're in too much of a rush to make frosting!  -  22 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had a little difficulty with the marshmallows. This might be because the marshmallows weren’t fresh enough, who knows? They didn’t spread easily and I didn’t care how they pressed into the cake. I rectified this on the second broiled batch by microwaving the marshmallows for 40 seconds on power level 4, and then flattening them slightly before putting them on the cupcakes. It worked great. The cake itself has wonderful flavor and texture, so the combination of the toasted marshmallow and chocolate cake is a winner.  -  07 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It was very easy to make, however I struggled trying to melt the marshmallows. The marshmallow kept sticking to my spoons.  -  16 Jun 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)