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Chocolate Marble Cupcakes

Easy Chocolate Marble Cupcakes loaded up with a mound of chocolate, fluffy, Cool Whip frosting that is to die for!

Chocolate Marble Cupcakes

Can you believe it’s already May! Where does the time go? And with Mother’s Day only a week away, today I am sharing my Mom’s famous chocolate marble cake with chocolate Cool Whip frosting. Growing up my Mom would always make this delicious cake for special occasion especially on our birthdays!

So today, I thought I would use my Mom’s famous cake recipe to make cupcakes instead of cake because I don’t know about you but  I would rather have a cupcake than a piece of cake. I know, I’m weird!

Chocolate Marble Cupcake Recipe

These cupcakes start out using a marble cake mix {I used Duncan Hines Fudge Marble Cake Mix} that is jazzed up with a box of vanilla instant pudding mix, vegetable oil, milk, eggs, and sour cream to make them taste even better than from scratch!

To make this chocolatey, fluffy Cool Whip frosting all you need is cool whip, cold milk, powdered sugar, and dry chocolate instant pudding. Whip it all up and you have an amazingly delicious frosting to pile high onto these moist, marble cupcakes and a cupcake wouldn’t be a complete cupcake with SPRINKLES! Seriously, I thought my Mom’s cake was the best ever, well these cupcakes are even better!

You have to make them for your Mom for Mother’s Day, I promise she will love you even more! 😉

Step-by-step on how to make these chocolate marble cupcakes:

Easy Chocolate Marble Cupcake Recipe using a Cake Mix


Do you like vanilla frosting better!? No problem, use dry vanilla instant pudding instead of chocolate pudding mix for a delicious vanilla Cool Whip frosting or switch it up and make both frosting flavors!

Chocolate Marble Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Total Time: 18 minutes

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Marble Cupcakes:

  • 1 box fudge marble cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Fudge Marble Cake Mix)
  • 1 box (3.4oz) Vanilla INSTANT pudding mix, dry
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix, dry
  • 1 cup milk, cold
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (2) 12 count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.

Using an electric or stand mixer, mix the cake mix, vanilla pudding,vegetable oil, milk, sour cream and eggs until smooth.

Scoop cupcake batter into the cupcake liners (about ¾ the way full). Measure 1 cup of remaining batter into a small bowl, and mix cocoa packet with cupcake batter to make chocolate batter. Spoon chocolate batter on top of vanilla cake batter.

Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter into vanilla batter. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

Make the chocolate frosting:

Mix Cool Whip, chocolate pudding, milk, and powdered sugar using an electric or stand mixer until creamy and smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes using a knife and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.

**Store cupcakes in refrigerator until ready to serve.

*Store cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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36 Responses to “Chocolate Marble Cupcakes”

  1. Rene' — November 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Do the cupcakes need to be refrigerated to keep the icing from melting, or are they okay at room temperature?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — November 24th, 2014 @ 10:00 am

      I would keep the in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.

  2. christy — June 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    What size cool whip tub did you use for the chocolate cool whip frosting. Looks yummy!!!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — June 16th, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

      Thanks, Christy! I used an 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip to make the frosting, I hope you enjoy them as mush as we do! 🙂

  3. Sue HIrd — May 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Jenn,

    I’ve been following your food blog ever since you stopped by to see your mom and her high school friends while we were lunching in the Dells. I finally made one of your recipes – the marble cupcakes.
    They turned out great! The frosting was the best! Thanks for the easy-to-make recipe!

    Sue Hird

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 19th, 2014 @ 9:10 am

      Thanks, Sue! I am so glad you loved the chocolate marble cupcake, the frosting really is the BEST EVER! 🙂

  4. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — May 7, 2014 at 8:26 am

    The frosting made of coolwhip and jello is too cool! Love them!

  5. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — May 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Goodness gracious, this looks super yum! Need a few!

  6. Taking On Magazines — May 6, 2014 at 9:02 am

    The cupcakes are adorable, but I love how fluffy the frosting is. It looks so light instead of heavy and dense. I’d love it.

  7. Rose | The Clean Dish — May 6, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Your step by step guide is terrific!
    These cupcakes look like a party 🙂

  8. Alyssa — May 6, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Oh my gosh the frosting. Love the Cool Whip mixed with the pudding mix. So fluffy!

  9. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — May 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    That frosting is really calling to me! I’ve never seen a recipe like that before, but I bet it’s awesome.

  10. Back for Seconds — May 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    These look absolutely delicious!

  11. Cooking In Stilettos (@cookinstilettos) — May 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    They look delicious – and that frosting is so fluffy!

  12. thatskinnychickcanbake — May 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    The ratio of frosting to cupcakes is perfect!!! Your cupcakes look amazing!!!

  13. themessybakerblog — May 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I want to eat all the cupcakes! That frosting is calling my name. Love!

  14. ashley — May 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    What a great cupcake idea!

  15. Julie — May 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Look at the fluff on that frosting!!

  16. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These cupcakes look fantastic. But that frosting?! Oh man, that is totally drawing me in!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 6th, 2014 @ 8:34 am

      Kim, the frosting is the best! 🙂

  17. angiemcgowan — May 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

    These cupcakes look amazing! I love marble cake, it was my Granny’s favorite, she always has a marble cake around the house.

  18. Nutmeg Nanny — May 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I love using box mix and then jazzing it up. Honestly I get such a better result on my cupcakes. Plus they are always so moist! I love this cool whip frosting…yum!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 6th, 2014 @ 8:34 am

      Completely agree, I love how my cupcakes turn out when I jazz up a cake mix! 🙂

  19. Julie — May 5, 2014 at 8:12 am

    These are gorgeous!

  20. Brenda@SugarFreeMom — May 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

    That frosting looks perfectly whipped and chocolatey!

  21. Paula - bell'alimento — May 5, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I would absolutely love if it my kids made me these for Mother’s Day (or any other day for that matter ; )

  22. foodlikecake — May 5, 2014 at 5:52 am

    These are so cute! I love the frosting 🙂

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 6th, 2014 @ 8:31 am

      The frosting is my favorite part of these cupcakes! 🙂

  23. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — May 4, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I know it! Where did May go?! These are great consolation though … chocolate cupcakes always make me happy. Your swirls are gorgeous!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 6th, 2014 @ 8:30 am

      I know, time flies WAY to fast! 🙂

  24. Alyssa — May 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    That frosting sounds amazing! I’ve never made frosting from Cool Whip before (I love it plain) but that sounds like a great way to give it a little extra oomph!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 6th, 2014 @ 8:30 am

      Thanks, Alyssa! Cool Whip frosting is one of my favorites and it’s SO easy to make! 🙂

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