self-frosting chocolate cupcakes

self-frosting chocolate cupcakes | movita beaucoup

Alright, I need you to to be realistic. When I say self-frosting cupcakes, I need you to understand that we’re not talking about a buttercream frosting here. That would be redonkulous. Honestly, how is a cupcake going to cream the butter and pipe icing onto itself? Use your heads. But these cupcakes do have a lovely little topping of chocolate chips and marshmallows which eliminate the need for frosting. It makes the little buggers easier to pack in your lunch kit. And it makes them easier to freeze.

self-frosting chocolate cupcakes | movita beaucoup

These are not the prettiest cupcakes on earth. Nope. But sometimes things that are not traditionally pretty are still totally awesome.

self-frosting chocolate cupcakes | movita beaucoup

self-frosting chocolate cupcakes | movita beaucoup

So sure, these cupcakes might not be as pretty as the other cupcakes. And sure, they might be a little rough around the edges. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t perfectly lovely. The marshmallow gets all toasted and gooey on top. The chocolate chips get sort of melty and sink into the cupcake. And the cupcake itself is chocolatey, soft and oh, so tasty.

self-frosting chocolate cupcakes | movita beaucoup

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  1. Mama's Gotta Bake on December 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Yum! Chocolate & marshmallows! Doesn’t get any better.

  2. ediblesubstance on December 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Looks lovely!

  3. IamSimplyTia on December 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    This cupcakes sound very tasty and the pics are so inviting. Will try this very soon!

  4. emmalina73 on December 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    You’ve probably got an ulcer. Or a stress ulcer. Or PLAGUE. No ordinary flu for Movita. OK, it might kill you but at least you’re different and that is all that really matters.

    Surface imperfections but gooey on the inside? I’m on it.

  5. cardsbymo on December 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    This post made me laugh out loud! I too rarely get sick (although I had a cold for the first time in two years over Thanksgiving) and I secretly pat myself on the back for having such an awesome immune system. I hope you feel “less stressed” soon.

  6. fiercelyfresh on December 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    These look amazing! I’m more of a cupcake (rather than frosting) girl myself, so I can’t wait to make these.

  7. Beth on December 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I just found your blog and find your writing style totally hilarious. The cupcakes look great too, but you made me laugh smack in the middle of an annoying work day and that was much appreciated. But seriously, could you get on the self-frosting buttercream cupcakes? because I think that would be an invention well worth patenting. 🙂

  8. Sydney Jones on December 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Hey, never being sick is my claim to fame, you can’t steal my thunder Movita. I am sniffy and sick too. I hope you feel better soon. I love this idea of self frosting cupcakes 🙂

    Load up on the vitamin C, hot lemon tea straight up!

  9. Ann on December 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    “it made yelling at my students much less enjoyable.” Hahaha!!

    Also, these cupcakes are bomb-looking. I don’t know what you mean about them not being pretty, b/c they look pretty darn gorgeous to me! i love chocolate chunk desserts 🙂

  10. Ann on December 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Also, I really hope you get better soon!!! It’s definitely no fun feeling like that. I am sick right now as well, and drinking a lot of asian remedy teas, crossing my fingers.

  11. Broma bakery on December 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Oh man, these look pretty irresistible. Bookmarking this recipe now!

  12. glutenfreezen on December 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    What? Self frosting cupcakes…you’re a genius! And I happen to think they are gorgeous!

  13. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen on December 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

    That’s definitely stress!! Because you don’t suck like those people who get flu! 🙂 hope you get well soon! and whoever said these cupcakes are ugly, they suck! just saying!

  14. emma schultz on December 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Aw man, I am the weakest seed out there. If not for modern medicine I’d be a goner like twelve times over. Lame.

    &I’m confused, cause I think these look quite pretty. That’s just the voice of the lame talking though, isn’t it.

  15. movita beaucoup on December 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Dear friends,

    1. I am still sick. How is this possible?
    2. I’m glad you think the cupcakes aren’t terribly ugly.
    3. I’m glad that when I’m sick I can read your comments and almost feel like I might actually live to make another batch of these not-so-ugly treats.

    movita beaucoup

  16. fattydumpling on December 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

    You ARE awesome, man. HARHARHAR, see what I did there?

  17. AUNTIE JOJO on December 17, 2011 at 12:33 am

    OH MY GOD YOUR ME!!! I so get the hair when I’m sick or feeling low my hair will NOT cooperate. What?

    • movita beaucoup on December 17, 2011 at 7:10 am

      That’s because when you’re sick, you can’t defend yourself from rats. That’s just science.

  18. AUNTIE JOJO on December 17, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Oh and I’m so making these tomorrow

  19. AUNTIE JOJO on December 17, 2011 at 12:34 am

    PSS I posted and commented you on Pioneer Women Cooks

    • movita beaucoup on December 17, 2011 at 7:11 am

      Thanks, Auntie JoJo! You’re the best. Even if you do get rat head when you’re sick…

  20. M. G. Frederic on January 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    lol…you’re hilarious…and these look great 🙂

  21. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) on January 25, 2012 at 11:21 am


  22. Cupcake Fanatic on October 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for making me laugh! Someone once told me…ugly still tastes good. Words to live by lol

  23. movita beaucoup on June 2, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in December 2011. Happy baking!