Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Marshmallow Frosting

CUPCAKES
1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsw. cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup milk


Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add vanilla and egg. Add milk and flour mixture alternately while still mixing.  Pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

FROSTING
1 1/2 cup marshmallow cream
1/2 stick room temp. butter
2 tsp peppermint flavor
chocolate chips


Whisk together marshmallow and butter.  Add peppermint and mix until well-blended.  Spoon a small scoop on top of each cupcake; frosting will drip over edges.  Top with chocolate chips.