Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

Chocolate Cupcakes with Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and ClothDunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

Sure, anyone can stop and grab a couple of Dunkin’ Donuts hot chocolates (I know my East Coast friends know allll about this!) for coworkers, but only a true office favorite will take it to the next level with accompanying them with this homemade Dunkin’ Donuts hot chocolate icing recipe! The toasted marshmallows on top may be optional, but the fact that you will officially become the fan favorite is definitely not.

Okay, okay, so clearly I’m bias on the awesomeness of this frosting recipe, but a little DD in my life just makes me happy. Plus, today is National Hot Chocolate Day, so why not share the love!?…

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

You can really use any base of cake you’d like for these cupcakes, but I always use my mom’s classic chocolate cake recipe for cupcakes, too. I think it keeps the balanced flavor of the hot chocolate throughout, but I think these would be just as good with a dark chocolate base if you’re looking for something less sweet!

Ingredients for Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting:

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

With a mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Pour in the 1/3 cup of Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Chocolate and mix until fluffly!

If the mixture is too thick, you can add a dash more hot chocolate, or if it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar and stir.

I’ve also found that my new favorite trick for icing cupcakes is just by using an ice cream scoop! Once your cupcakes have completely cooled, scoop some frosting on and top with marshmallows.

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and ClothDunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

You’re welcome to go rushing to the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts to make these on this lazy Sunday, but you can always use Valentine’s Day or…winter in general…for a good excuse to deliver some hot chocolate happiness.

Be sure to share your projects and recipes with #sugarandcloth and #mysugarandcloth so we can follow along, too!

Thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts for partnering with us on this post!
Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

Chocolate Cupcakes with Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and ClothDunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

Sure, anyone can stop and grab a couple of Dunkin’ Donuts hot chocolates (I know my East Coast friends know allll about this!) for coworkers, but only a true office favorite will take it to the next level with accompanying them with this homemade Dunkin’ Donuts hot chocolate icing recipe! The toasted marshmallows on top may be optional, but the fact that you will officially become the fan favorite is definitely not.

Okay, okay, so clearly I’m bias on the awesomeness of this frosting recipe, but a little DD in my life just makes me happy. Plus, today is National Hot Chocolate Day, so why not share the love!?…

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

You can really use any base of cake you’d like for these cupcakes, but I always use my mom’s classic chocolate cake recipe for cupcakes, too. I think it keeps the balanced flavor of the hot chocolate throughout, but I think these would be just as good with a dark chocolate base if you’re looking for something less sweet!

Ingredients for Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting:

Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Sugar and Cloth

With a mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Pour in the 1/3 cup of Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Chocolate and mix until fluffly!

If the mixture is too thick, you can add a dash more hot chocolate, or if it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar and stir.

I’ve also found that my new favorite trick for icing cupcakes is just by using an ice cream scoop! Once your cupcakes have completely cooled, scoop some frosting on and top with marshmallows.

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You’re welcome to go rushing to the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts to make these on this lazy Sunday, but you can always use Valentine’s Day or…winter in general…for a good excuse to deliver some hot chocolate happiness.

Be sure to share your projects and recipes with #sugarandcloth and #mysugarandcloth so we can follow along, too!

Thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts for partnering with us on this post!

Comments

  • Trina and Tina

    01.31.16

    We’ll be grabbing a cup of this! And your ice scoop icing idea is genius!
    Thanks for your inspiration!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks ladies! xo

  • Sandra

    01.31.16

    Dunkin Donuts here I come and I’m happy to have another use for my ice cream scoop!

    • Ashley said:

      be sure to share your recipe photos so we can follow along too! xo

  • Gemma

    02.01.16

    Oh my!!!!

    My birthday is just around the corner, and I think I may have just found my desired birthday cake/ cupcakes!!!

    Can’t wait to try this out!

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

    • Ashley said:

      you will LOVE them! of course coming from a DD fan, i’m a little bias, but you know ;)

  • These look delicious! And I will for sure be trying the scoop of frosting idea!

  • Alexandra Adams

    02.01.16

    An ice cream scoop for icing mightttt be the best idea I’ve heard all day! Thanks for the tip! And you’ve totally made me want to swing by Dunkin Donuts on my way home today. :)

    • Ashley said:

      it is my best kept secret!! ;) let us know how you like the recipe!

  • Kristina B

    02.01.16

    Hooray for Dunkies and HOLY CRAP an ice cream scoop is genius! Mind totally blown. I think you could have just named this post “Use an Ice Cream Scoop to Frost Cupcakes” like, with no pictures, and we’d all have still lost our minds.

    • Ashley said:

      hahahaha! well I’m glad you love it! xoxo

  • Rae

    02.01.16

    These look Incredible. My dinner is looking very boring right now! I love the effect of the frosting being applied with the ice cream scoop! Must give it a go.

    • Ashley said:

      haha! my dinner doesn’t look quite as good either ;)

  • Devon Hembury

    02.01.16

    These look insanely amazing!! Can’t wait to make soon :)
    Devon, seventeendresses.com

    • Ashley said:

      thanks so much, Devon!

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