Desserts, Festive Favorites, Holiday, Party

Holiday Velvet Cupcakes

These holiday cupcakes with marshmallow "frosting" are the perfect holiday party trick. Festive and fun, this unique take on a classic cupcake is a fan favorite. Tis the season!
Prep Time Servings
15 Minutes 24 Cupcakes


  • 24 Stuffed Puffs® Classic Milk Chocolate Filled Marshmallows (approx. 2 bags)
  • 1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • Red and green food coloring
  • ½ cup water, for dipping marshmallows
  • Festive sprinkles, for garnish
  • Paper cupcake liners, (make sure they are microwave safe)


    1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line cupcake tin with papers and set aside.
    2. Begin by mixing together cake mix by following instructions on the box. Once mixed, divide batter into two separate bowls. 
    3. In one bowl, mix green food coloring until achieving desired results (for darker color, add a spoonful or two of cocoa powder to the batter.)
    4. To the other bowl, mix in ¼ cup cocoa powder and a few drops of red food coloring.
    5. Fill ½ of an ice cream scoop with green batter, and repeat by filling the other side with red batter. Scoop into paper-lined cupcake tin.
    6. Bake cupcakes for the time specified on the cake mix box.
    7. While cupcakes are cooling, dip Stuffed Puffs® Filled Marshmallows into water, one at a time. This will ensure the marshmallows melt smoothly.
    8. Top each cupcake with a water-dipped marshmallow and place, one by one, into the microwave for 10 seconds or less. Watch carefully, as the marshmallows will melt very quickly. 
    9. Let each cupcake settle and the marshmallow deflate, as it becomes “frosting!” Decorate with sprinkles, if desired, and enjoy.
    Thanks to our friends at So Yummy for whipping up these sweet treats.

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