5 from 7 votes
Marshmallow Cupcakes | Hostess Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins

Easy-to-make Marshmallow Cupcakes are crazy moist chocolate cupcakes with a shiny chocolate topping and a marshmallow center. Inspired by Hostess Cupcakes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marshmallow Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 (10 ounce) package Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
To Make the Cupcake Batter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and have ready two 12-cup muffin tins lined with baking cups.

  2. Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Add the sugar and eggs to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer. 

  4. Mix on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until visibly lightened in color and thickened.

  5. Add the oil and vanilla and mix until evenly incorporated.

  6. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix on low until evenly incorporated. Then, add half of the milk and mix again.

  7. Add the remaining dry ingredients, mix on low, and add the remaining mill. Mix until evenly incorporated. Using a spoon, scrape down the side of the bowl and mix once more. 

  8. Fill the baking cups just under half-way full, and transfer to the oven. Bake for 18 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through the baking process.

  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, cut a small cone shape out of the center of each cupcake, remove the liners and place on a large sheet of wax paper.

To Fill the Cupcakes
  1. Fill a piping bag fitted with a round tip (e.g. Wilton #12), and fill with marshmallow creme. Pipe creme into the cavity of the cupcakes.

For the Topping
  1. Heat the melting wafer according to package directions. Add a generous spoonful of chocolate to the top of each cupcake and smooth over with the back of the spoon, and place 3 miniature marshmallows in the center of each cupcake.

  2. Set cupcakes aside for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, and allow the chocolate to set. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Marshmallow Cupcakes | Hostess Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 188mg8%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 71IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.