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Santa Hat Cupcakes

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These Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for the holidays, and they are easy enough for everyone to make! It's not just about the decoration, the chocolate cupcake is SO moist and delicious, and has a marshmallow buttercream frosting on top. The cupcakes can be made dairy-free.
Ingredients
For the chocolate cupcakes:
  All purpose flour 4 Ounce
  Cocoa powder 6 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coffee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the marshmallow fluff buttercream:
  Unsalted butter 8 Ounce (room temperature)
  Marshmallow creme 7 1⁄2 Ounce
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For assembly:
  Strawberries To Taste, cut
  Sanding sugar To Taste (optional)
Directions

GETTING READY:
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers.

MAKING:

2. To make the cupcakes, whisk to combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk to combine the buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla, and coffee.

4. Add the wet to the dry and stir until not flour streaks remain.

5. Portion the batter in the cupcake papers, filling 2/3 to 3/4 up the sides. Bake for 22-24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. Let the cupcakes cool completely.

7. To make the frosting, whip together the butter, marshmallow creme, and confectioner's sugar for 4 minutes on high speed, until fluffy and light.

8. Pipe the frosting onto the top of the cupcake, press a strawberry into it, and pipe a ball on top. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired.

SERVING:

9. Serve & Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Assembled
Ingredient: 
Cocoa Powder
Interest: 
Easy, Quick, Party, Holiday, Kids
Occasion: 
Christmas
Channel: 
SmartWoman.tv
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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