National Cupcake Week: Very Chocolatey Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

So, I finally got a chance to make some cupcakes this week. Wish I could have made some everyday for National Cupcake Week but I have been too busy! My friend from work, Becca, is moving to Australia and she had a leaving party last night. I wanted to make some cupcakes for her so I quickly whipped up 24 very chocolatey cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream frosting. I used the Hummingbird Bakery basic chocolate cupcake recipe but the batteries died on my scale as I was measuring the cocoa powder, so I have no idea how much cocoa I actually put in the cupcakes! It was more then the recipe called for, hence the new name very chocolatey cupcakes. I also tweaked the buttercream frosting recipe. The cupcake recipe can be found in the Hummingbird Bakery: Cake Days book, it is full of lovely and tasty recipes! Here is my recipe for the marshmallow buttercream frosting.

Inspired by Hummingbird Bakery
500g icing sugar
160g unsalted butter
2Tbs whole milk
1Tbs marshmallow syrup
1/2tsp vanilla extract

  1. Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl except the icing sugar. 
  2. Slowly add in the icing sugar in 3 batches, mix in very well! 
  3. Ready to frost 12 cupcakes.



  1. Marshmallow Syrup ? What is Marshmallow syrup and where can I find that in Canada :) Because now I need to make this icing. Your cupcakes look like the perfect cupcake for Ryanne's Baby shower!

  2. hiya! here is a link to some sold in Canada:

    Hope you can get it in time to make some for Ryanne's baby shower!