After last weeks yummy red velvet cupcakes Matt & I were discussing other flavors it might be fun to try making up. We started talking about a cupcake inspired by a cup of cocoa with marshmallows in it topped with whipped cream. I did some searching online to see if anyone had tried baking marshmallows in their cupcakes. Nigella Lawson had a recipe where she put one large marshmallow into the center of each cupcake before baking. She said it created a soft almost molten center. So, I figured I could put a couple mini marshmallows in a cupcake & they would make little pockets of marshmallow. I used this chocolate cupcake recipe, though I changed out the milk for buttermilk since I had it. Filled each cup part way, placed two marshmallows then topped with more batter. This is what they looked like after baking.
You can see the indentations where the marshmallows were. I frosted them with this Whipped Cream Frosting. Then grated some chocolate on top.
Now it was time to taste. I bit in eagerly hoping to find a little pocket of marshmallow but as I had feared they just cooked away into the the batter. So basically it was a sweet chocolate cupcake & really not the best chocolate cupcake I've had. The frosting wasn't exactly the flavor I wanted either perhaps just using whipped cream would be best. If I try this again I will look for a different recipe for the batter & try using one large marshmallow to see if we get better results.